October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City gives away free trees Sat.

Residents of Gulf Breeze will have an opportunity to spruce up their yards with a free tree giveaway this Saturday at the Shoreline recreation center. More...

Midway FD to clarify impact fees

Impact fees charged for new construction of both commercial and residential units in Gulf Breeze are definitely making an impact on the Midway Fire Dept. budget. More...

Gulf Breeze Emerging Leaders plan spring Market

Gulf Breeze Emerging Leaders (GBEL) are beginning to take the helm of community projects, namely the first ever Gulf Breeze City Market scheduled for next spring. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Motorists have new options to ensure safety

Law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to take advantage of two systems that could save the life of a family member. More...

Navy League holds fundraiser

Just in time for the holidays, the Navy League Santa Rosa Council announce their annual Slow Smoked Boston Butt/Smoked Turkey Fundraiser. Eight to nine slow smoked boston butt or smoked turkey (ready to eat or freeze) can be purchased for only $25. More...

@the Library Gulf Breeze Library

Get active with 'Teen Read Week'

Get active at your library during Teen Read Week 2006 More...

News

Fire Safety Week family fun

Midway Fire Chief Stephen Demeter welcomed another "chief" to the Midway Fire Department open house. Trevor Isakson of Gulf Breeze came dressed and prepared from his dad's fire house in Escambia County. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 10/10/06 Jackson, Robert Joel, 23, A/M, 9000 block of Deer Lane, Navarre, possession of a controlled substance without a subscription More...

Designers to display fall fashion at Jewelers Trade Shop

Life is full of flavor and so is fashion. Jewelry lovers are encouraged to see the latest in jewelry for a tasty season filled with style and add some flavor to a fall wardrobe at Jewelers Trade Shop on Tuesday, Nov. 7. More...

Sports

Dolphins win Homecoming game, keep slim playoff hopes alive

Defense yields zero points in 14-10 win

Sheryl Crow once sang about how a change will do you good. The Dolphins made a lot of them Friday and the net result was a 14-10 Homecoming win over the Woodham Titans. More...

Unbeaten girls golf wins district, boys runners up

Both teams qualified for regional meet Tuesday in Panama City; Bunt, Dorsey low medalists

The Lady Dolphins continue their winning streak by winning their fourth consecutive District 1-A tournament October 9 at A.C. Read. More...

GULF BREEZE NEWS

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Faith

Bridge walker continues quest

Is he really guided by God?

"There he is!" If you have found yourself saying these words while you are driving on Highway 98 or one of the bridges, you must be referring to Jason Abbott. More...

St. Ann Catholic Church announces upcoming events

The following is a list of events hosted by St. Ann Cathoic Church. More...

Ministry group to perform at FUMC in Pensacola

The group A New Song International will perform at First United Methodist Church at 6 East Wright Street, Pensacola on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. More...

Health

Midway Fire offers flu shots

The Midway Fire District is offering flu shots for $20 a shot, without appointment. The shots will be available beginning Monday, Oct. 16. More...

Gulf Breeze Hospital Women's Center to host Open House

physician radiologists work together to provide patients with attention, care and information needed for early detection of life-threatening health conditions. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Create Your Weight' with Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital's Bariatric Center presents "Create Your Weight," an innovative, personalized, non-surgical weight management program facilitated by a registered dietitian using a non-diet approach. More...

City founder Eloise Benson dies at 92

Gulf Breeze lost its "founding mother" last week, and for many it was a very personal loss indeed. More...

County may ban sex offenders from parks

Santa Rosa County may impose an ordinance banning sexual offenders from county parks. At a county commission meeting Thursday, Oct. More...

Improvements make Rec center parking lot safer

Some of the assets Gulf Breeze residents most cherish are its parks and recreation facilities, which are currently undergoing some much-needed repair. More...

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Island News

Beautification committee asks for county funds

The Navarre Beach Beautification Committee (NBBC) is one step closer to improving the aesthetics of the island's entrance as the board of county commissioners agreed to help them secure funding for the project. More...

The trip to Vegas

Well, 'Lishous and I left Santa Rosa The Beautiful on the morning of Oct. 6th headed for the city of Hot Springs, Ark, and then Las Vegas, where I will be performing at the Sahara Hotel on the Strip for the next 10 weeks, six shows a week. More...

$100,000 extra

Turtle-friendly lights cost SRIA

Ft. Pickens Road is getting new lighting. But to make the turtles happy, it will cost the Island Authority $100,000 more than they originally budgeted. More...

Entertainment

Nutcracker tickets, dinner packages on sale Oct. 23

Performances begin Dec. 16

Over 4,000 patrons experienced the tradition of the holiday classic "Pensacola's Nutcracker" in 2005. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early this year as Ballet Pensacola is expecting sold-out performances. More...

'Sleeping Beauty' performance free to community groups

Ballet Pensacola will present the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, at the Saenger Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6pm. The one hour performance is designed for patrons of all ages. More...

Pensacola POPS! launches this weekend

Silver Bullet series presents The Great American Songbook' with vocalist Margaret Carlson

The Silver Bullet Pensacola POPS! season launches this Saturday, October 21, with The Great American Songbook featuring guest vocalist Margaret Carlson. More...

School

The 2006 Gulf Breeze High Homecoming Court

Look for freshman and sophomore attendants and escorts in the Oct. 26 issue of the Gulf Breeze News

Photo courtesy of Stone's Studio Senior Mandy Alfrey, escorted by Jay Schmitz. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary celebrates National School Lunch Week

Rocco Taco or Heddi Spaghetti? What about Pete Pizza? These were just some of the appetizing choices that lay before Gulf Breeze Elementary Students this week as they migrated through the lunch line. More...

Paper or plastic?

Members of the GBHS SoundWave band have been bagging groceries at Winn Dixie to raise money for their trip to the Orange Bowl. Mike Atkinson, of Modern Woodmen of America made a matching donation of $2,500. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

BENSON Mrs. Ella Louise (Elouise) Benson, age 92, passed from this life October 9, 2006 to be with her Lord and Savior and join her beloved husband, Mark X. Benson, who preceded her in death March 27, 1994. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Oct. 19 Education Task Force: Florida's Bright Futures More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Still active at 102? Believe it or not

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the 85-year-old female bodybuilder who had been featured in a newspaper clipping sent to me by my youngest son. More...

Council on Aging's Perfectly Aged Gala scheduled for November 3

Proceeds from $20 calendar to benefit Meals on Wheels, among other causes

It's Perfectly Aged calendar time again. More...

Home & Garden

Winter weed control starts now

Weeds in the lawn are an issue for nearly every homeowner. Eliminating weeds requires an integrated approach and a good understanding of weed biology. More...

Opinion

VIEWPOINT

Make park appealing to all ages

As a family, we have enjoyed Tiger Point Recreation Park for three years now since moving back to this lovely area with incredible schools and quality of life. More...

From the Editor's Desk

Kids are always the victims

Since I don't have any children yet, I sometimes I feel as though I am talking out of turn when it comes to child predators and sex offenders. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

What's the best thing about GBHS homecoming week? More...