August 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Midway chief requests employee raises

The Midway Fire District Board of Commissioners tabled a 10 percent pay raise for employees until next month's meeting. More...

Gray seeking school board reelection

Ed Gray, III is seeking reelection to the Santa Rosa County School Board for District 5, w h i c h encompasses greater Gulf Breeze. More...

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Santa Rosa Shores residents enjoy 'old fashioned picnic'

The Santa Rosa Shores Homeowners' Association, along with Santa Rosa Women's Club and Coast Community Church, hosted an "Old Fashioned Picnic" last weekend from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. which was well attended by the community. More...

@ the Library

Connect, click, listen at your library

The Santa Rosa County Library System is proud to offer E-Audiobooks to download and listen to on any computer that supports Windows Media Player version 9.0 and above. More...


Audet graduates from basic training

AUDET Air Force Airman 1st Class David L. Audet has g r a d u a t e d from basic military training at Lackland Air More...


Mountains of North Carolina: an artist's paradise

If you like mountains, great art and can handle hairpin turns with a dash of adventure, have I got a trip for you! More...


Pensacola Opera Women's Board hosts annual luncheon and fashion show

Fall fashions and gourmet food all support a wonderful cause, programs of Pensacola Opera. The Professional and Business Women's Board hosts the 5th annual luncheon and fashion show October 6. More...

'Miami Vice' should stay off big screen

"Miami Vice" Running time: 2 hours, 12 min. MPAA rating: R

Constant Readers of this column are familiar with my Warning Signs That a Movie Will Suck. No. 1 on the list: If a movie is based on a classic TV show or SNL skit, there is a 90 percent chance the movie will suck. More...


JV offense shines in Blue/White

Younger team scores two TDs; Dolphins host Fort Walton in Kickoff Classic Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins are getting in their final practices before hosting Fort Walton Beach tonight in their Kickoff Classic. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. More...

Volleyball team pulls out pair of wins

Rally from 13-11 down to beat Jay in three; play at Pine Forest today

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team rallied from 13-11 down in game three to defeat Jay 25-18, 22-25, 15- 13 in the Dolphin Preseason Classic Saturday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Dirty car? Will clean

Members of the Gulf Breeze High soccer program spent their Saturday washing cars at Wal Mart in Tiger Point. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, August 17 Santa Rosa County Library Advisory Committee More...


The Veranda offers elegant, comfortable independent living

The Veranda is quickly becoming known as Pensacola's most prestigious address for independent living. Located at 6982 Pine Forest Road at Blue Angel Parkway, it is designed for active seniors 55-plus.. More...

Senior Scene

I've always found 'Pollyana' a bit much

Getting ready to write this weekly column, I suddenly realized that most of those I've written in the past have been almost sickeningly upbeat. Well, I thought, I must have something to complain about. More...

Afternoon senior dance held August 26

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church and Lions Pride Senior Solutions has dedicated an afternoon to the seniors in the local community. On August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze More...

Home & Garden

Late summer gardening tips

During late August even the most enthusiastic gardener is tempted to quit until cool weather arrives. Though it is wise to slow down and take a more methodical approach to outdoor jobs, there is plenty to do in the landscape and garden. More...

Plant garden now for second veggie crop

Although it's summer, it could be spring all over again for our warmseason vegetables. More...

Some tips you need to know when mowing

Lawnmower Safety There are a several do's and don'ts we learn early in life that we associate as common sense rules. We know not to touch hot items or we get painful burns. More...



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


The first public hearing for the following proposed Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., August 24, 2006, in the Commissioners meeting room at the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline Stree More...

IN THE Circuit Court for Santa Rosa County, Florida


IN RE: The Estate of Charles Talmadge Andrews, Deceased More...

Will voters pass 1¢ sales tax for roads?

As the September primary election draws closer, county and city leaders weigh in on the proposed one-cent sales tax. The proposed referendum would increase Santa Rosa sales More...

Early voting begins Monday, August 21

As the primary election approaches, it's getting busy in the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office. More...

Volunteers start work on city dog park

Like ants clearing a mound, around 50 volunteers attended last Saturday's clearing of the newly approved dog park just south of the entrance to Shoreline Park South. More...

A double standard?

Not all names released when minors arrested

Although state statutes allow the names of minors arrested for felony offenses to be released to the media, it is rarely done. More...



Island News

Rains, runoff cause water quality issues

Recent showers after a deficit in area rainfall are compromising local waters. AJuly 30 water quality study of Little Sabine Bay revealed high levels of fecal coliform, a bacteria that lives in the intestines of warmblooded animals. More...

Bubba's Beach

Old hippies

There is nothing sadder, more irritating or useless than and old "Hippie." More...

Casting Nets

We benefit ourselves when we benefit others

When we consider the cost of kindness, we often come up with the word "priceless." We never know how important small acts of kindness can be, and we may never know just how we have influenced another by our kindness. More...


Growing pains on Navarre Beach

Santa Rosa County will be taking on more responsibility in the Navarre Beach area, as the county receives ownership of the Navarre Beach State Park and the Navarre Beach Bridge from state government. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 8/8/06 Clines, Anthony Blake, 18, W/M, 900 block of Largo Drive, Pensacola Beach, burglary, forgery of public record, fraud More...

Arrests made of three Gulf Breeze men

Three men from Gulf Breeze were arrested Aug. 9 on burglary charges as they attempted to burglarize vehicles in the Holley More...


GBES welcomes three new teachers

Thomas arrives at GBES from Michigan

While youngsters are busy breaking in their fresh boxes of crayons at Gulf Breeze Elementary, three educators are getting acquainted with their new surroundings. More...

Nowling in familiar territory at Woodlawn Beach

Will Nowling has been the new assistant principal at Woodlawn Beach Middle School for only a couple of weeks, but it already feels like home. More...

School Briefs

Woodlawn Beach Middle School coupon book fundraiser starts next week

Woodlawn Beach Middle to sell coupon books, starting Monday More...


GB United Methodist team returns from Peru

A volunteer team from GBUMC working with the Love for Peru Foundation left on Sunday, July 23 for Lima, Peru and returned July 31. Four people from Washington State and two from Missouri also joined this local team in Peru. More...

St. Ann and Our Lady to celebrate Habitat for Humanity day of prayer

Betty Salter, executive director of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, will speak at St. Ann Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze, and Our Lady of the Assumption, Pensacola Beach on September 17, 2006, the designated international day of prayer. More...

St. Francis of Assisi woman attends triennial

Dorothy Moore, a parishioner from St Francis of Assisi Church in Gulf Breeze, was elected as one of the 325 voting delegates to the 45th Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Triennial. More...


Navarre to open family YMCA this Saturday

A 10-year dream of Navarre's movers and shakers has finally become a reality. The newly constructed Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA building in Navarre opened its door for two hours Saturday, Aug. 12 from 7- 9 p.m. More...


Doctor speaks on headache identification and treatment

Gulf Breeze Hospital will be hosting a GoldenCare seminar Aug. 22 in the cafeteria. More...



Jesus would not ask

I feel compelled to respond to the article by John W. Whitehead entitled "What Would Jesus Bomb?" in the 10 August issue of the Gulf Breeze News. I feel many basic pillars of Christianity were ignored or not understood. More...

On the Spot:

Do you think it's too early to discount the 2006 hurricane season predictions?

"Yes. The season's not over until November." -Lauren Buckley Pensacola Beach More...


Bridge walker helps us keep our minds off the Middle East

Thanks for the article about Jason Abbott. What a great guy. Shelby and I pass him all the time wondering, "What's his story?" We appreciate the Gulf Breeze News for telling it. More...