September 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Abatement letter sent to Tiger Point clubhouse

Tiger Point Country Clubhouse, also known as Gulf Breeze LLC, is on the latest abatement list recently approved by the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at its September 11 meeting. More...

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Library holds open house this weekend

"Open House" for the Gulf Breeze Library is scheduled for September 29 and 30. Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce members will present Ribbon Cutting on Friday September 29 at 1:30 p.m. More...

GBMS student donates party money to Humane Society

When the average kid prepares for a birthday, they start compiling a list of various video games, playthings, wardrobe necessities and other materialistic cravings to suit their desires. More...

Dog watching

Bridgette Guttery takes good care of "Gabby" while visiting her grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Jeffery Brinker of Gulf Breeze. Bridgette recently turned one last Friday, Sept. 22. More...


Children arrested for vandalism

Four children ages 11 and 12 recently vandalized a vacant home in Gulf Breeze, leaving all but one light fixture shattered and holes in the drywall throughout the house, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office. On Sept. More...

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FELONIES 9/15/06 Wagner, William Lewis, 30, W/M, 1900 block of Presidio Street, Navarre, sexual predator violation More...


Gulf Breeze Middle holds annual Spelling Bee

What do 'rhinestone,' 'diabetes' and 'kerchief' have in common? Those were the winning words in the grade level spelling bees at Gulf Breeze Middle School. More...

Navarre NJROTC students get CERT training

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Operations Chief Brad Baker was pleased with the results of the recent Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training exercise held in Navarre last month. More...

Field trip to City Hall

Karen Argentine, Zach Argentine, Foster Andrews, Hank Newell, John Rosas, Heath Gomez, Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist, City Manager Buz Eddy, Ben Cecil, Will Musmansky, Josh Argentine, Beth Musmansky, Alex Thompson, Mason McCluskey, Morgan Armstron More...


St. Francis of Assisi Church to bless animals

On October 7 St. Francis of Assisi in Gulf Breeze will hold its annual St Francis Day Festival. The main event will be the annual Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist in the St. Clare Chapel and Garden which begins 9:30 a.m. More...

Good Shepherd Church announces Oktoberfest

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located at 4257 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will be hosting their 17th Annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Admission is free. More...


Baptist breaks ground in Navarre

Baptist Hospital broke ground Thursday morning, Sept. 14 at their Medical Park in Navarre for a large addition, due to open July 2007. More...

Sacred Heart helps smokers kick the habit

Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer its "Freedom From Smoking" program starting Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 to help with the physical, psychological, and habitual components of nicotine addiction. More...

Andrews Institute to feature state-of-the art surgery center

Salus Surgical Group, a leading developer and manager of premium outpatient surgery centers, announced that it has entered into a management agreement with the Andrews Institute to develop and operate a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center as a More...


On the Spot:

What kind of businesses does Gulf Breeze need?

"We need entertainment like a bowling alley or an arcade, anything in that genre." -Casey Coco Gulf Breeze More...

Florida begins to fortify

Welcome to another edition of the Murzin Report. Property Insurance continues to be a major concern in Pensacola and throughout all of Florida. More...

Be productive, not destructive

From the Editor's Desk

the time to read this. Well, it's impossible to create time. We're slaves to the fact that there are not enough hours in the day, yet by digitally filming our favorite show, we can spend more time on our cell phones. More...

Kids urged to program emergency numbers

Elizabeth Perdue of Gulf Breeze wants every parent to go find his or her child's cell phone and place a home phone number in the phone under I.C.E., which means "In Case of Emergency." More...

FEMA extends trailer deadline to Oct. 31

People who remain in temporary disaster housing two years after Hurricane Ivan ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2004 now have until Oct. 31 to fulfill their permanent housing plan, the Federal Emergency More...

County retains property tax rate

Residents shouldn't expect a property tax break this year, as the board of county commissioners voted to retain the current property tax rate. More...

Midway Fire defends budget

Sometimes the most difficult fires to put out are in the boardroom. Though the Midway Fire District tax rate will remain at 1.4 mils, residents protested an overall tax increase due to increased property assessment values. More...



Island News

More 'Blues' to come

If you are a big fan of the Tuesday night concert series at the Gulfside Pavilion, you know it's getting better every week. More...

850 s.f. - SRIA limits size of enclosures below flood level

The debate about whether to limit the square footage below the base flood level came to a halt at the Santa Rosa Island Authority's September board meeting when members voted to limit enclosure space to 850 square feet. More...

Half way through

I was in my favorite watering hole today and a pal of mine said, "Bubba, we are half way through Hurricane season and we ain't even had a scare!" More...


UWF art gallery presents Salvador Dali exhibit

The University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) and Department of Art will present a Patron Preview Party for "Salvador Dali: 100 Woodcuts illustrating Dante's 'Divine Comedy'" Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Local models to star in Pensacola Opera 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...

'Illusionist' a story of struggle

"The Illusionist" Running time: 109 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13

"The Illusionist" is a leisurely paced, period piece set in 1900 Vienna. It is a story of forbidden love, class struggle and the power of illusions. The film stars Edward Norton as the illusionist, Eisenheim. More...


Dolphins work overtime (x3) to get first win, 30-24

Pugh scores twice, including game-winner in triple overtime win over Catholic, the Dolphins' fourth straight vs. Crusaders

Dolphin Stadium has hosted many games in its four decade history, but maybe none as exciting as Friday's. More...

Unbeaten Lady Dolphin golf team wins Miracle Strip Classic

Dolphins take second at Scenic Hills match; both teams compete at FCA Classic this week at A.C. Read

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin golf team, playing in its first 18-hole match of the season, took first out of 10 teams at the Miracle Strip Invitational Thursday at the Pines Golf Course in Fort Walton Beach. More...

Lady Dolphins win two, lose at Catholic

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team won a pair of district matches last week before losing to Catholic. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Sept. 28 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, More...


Good deal on Medicare running out

WASHINGTON Those who are on Medicare can attest to the fact that it is a good deal probably too good considering the drain on America's financial resources. More...

Reminiscing about revivals

While reading a local daily newspaper, a small headline caught my eye: "Three Day Revival will Begin This Week." This event, called "The End Time Is Coming," brought to mind my own grandfather's years on a revival circuit similar to the old Chatauqua More...

'Senior moments' not necessarily cause for alarm

Nearly everyone who drives has lost his car keys at some point. More...

Home & Garden

Lovebugs starting to take flight along the Gulf Coast

Lovebugs are once again invading our lives along the Gulf Coast. As these tiny flies begin their second seasonal mating flight of the year, they create quite a mess as they splatter on the fronts of vehicles. More...

A recipe for health nuts

Soothing Salad A very refreshing salad. One bite and it may even calm the most hectic of working conditions. More...



The Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board and Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider a change of land use and/or rezoning of land areas depicted on the maps within this advertisement. More...


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CHARLES BODAMER holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...