October 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

TEAM Santa Rosa grant to provide land buffer

TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council, Inc. has been awarded two grants through the Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development in cooperation with Enterprise Florida, Inc. and the Florida Defense Alliance. More...

Task force tackles education issues

The Gulf Breeze Chamber Education Task force gathered together last week to address local education issues. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Calvary Chapel hosts Harvest Festival at recreation center

It's Harvest Festival time again. Each year as the season begins to change from hot summer days to cooler fall ones, Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze has taken the opportunity to gather families together. More...

Monsters, mischief and mayhem accompany Pensacola Civic Band

Flesh will creep and hearts will bump when the Pensacola Civic Band presents "Rats, Bats and Spiders" in two concerts this month. The first is Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at St. More...

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS

Pensacola Beach Elementary Fall Festival this Friday

Carnival games and food are on the agenda for Pensacola Beach Elementary School's Fall Festival Friday, October 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Entertainment

B.E.T.A. Children's Theatre presents 'Oz'

The B.E.T.A. Children's Theatre presents "Journey to Oz: A Wizard of Oz Tribute" by the "Superstars" Production Class in Gulf Breeze. The class generally meets only one time a week on Fridays and does two mini-musicals a year. More...

Arts patrons compete decorating holiday tables

Area art patrons are invited to participate in "The Art of Setting a Timeless Thanksgiving Table" beginning Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. The public is invited to visit Pandora de Balthazar, formerly Antique European Linens, at 9 S. More...

'Chainsaw' prequel 'sadistic, gory'

"Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" Running time: 84 minutes MPAArating: R

Someone buy me a ticket to Hollywood, cuz I really need to slap some people - especially the doofus brigade responsible for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning." More...

School

Community pep rally next Thurs.

The Gulf Breeze High School Quarterback Club is planning a community peprally in celebration of the football team's last home game next week against Navarre. The aptly themed "Roast the Raiders" Thursday, Nov. More...

Our time to dance

Members of the GBHS Color Guard, along with the rest of the SoundWave Band, were at a competition the day of the recent Homecoming Dance. So Saturday, the band had their own get together in the GBHS band room. More...

Gulf Breeze High's first nineweeks Honor Roll released

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the 1st 9-weeks grading period of the 2006-07 school year. More...

Faith

'Jesus Camp' documentary opens in Gulf Breeze

A controversial new film will open at the Gulf Breeze Cinema 4 and at the Pensacola International Film Festival next month. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze announces MS after-school program

An after school program for middle school students will begin Nov. 13 at First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze. Students will have the opportunity to hang out in the Coke Café, play ping pong, foosball, watch movies, do homework, ect. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Oct. 26

Parade Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze More...

Health

Andrews will be nation's largest ambulatory surgical center

Visitors to the Andrews Institute were treated to a tour of a surgical center that resembles a video game arcade inside a posh world-class resort complete with Italian tile. More...

Donors give blood to help 5-year-old with rare condition

"REPLACEMENT BLOOD DRIVE FOR NANCY MILLAY'S GRANDSON ANDREW (DREW) HARTER 5 YEARS OLD" read the flyer that was emailed around town. More...

Gulf Breeze NovaCare 'toying' with the holidays

The Gulf Breeze office of NovaCare Rehabilitation is once again participating in a regional company Halloween decorating contest, with a holiday twist. More...

Opinion

From Out of Left Field

Documentary victim of media hype

As I prepared to watch "Jesus Camp" for the first time, I thought I knew what to expect. Reviews I'd read built up this image of Christian extremists worshiping George W. More...

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Insurance reform committee canceled

[Last] week I attended the Property Tax Reform Committee meeting in Miami. The ultimate purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations on how to improve property taxation in Florida. More...

Texaco robbed again

At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Monday, area law enforcement responded to the second robbery in two weeks at the Texaco station at 220 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

Bay Beach Inn guests tackle burglar

A scuffle outside of the Bay Beach Inn during the early morning hours of Oct. 12 led to the arrest of a Pensacola man on burglary charges. Gulf Breeze Police are investigating whether the incident could be related to similar burglaries in the area. More...

High school Optimists give back

"Five and three," Eileen Mathis screamed at the top of her lungs as the queue of automobiles inched forward. More...

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Island News

Johnson challenges Campanella for SRIA seat

The only elected position on the Santa Rosa Island Authority is being sought by the incumbent, Dr. Thomas More...

A sign of the times

An artist's rendering of the planned improvements to Via de Luna greets travelers on the road, which is undergoing heavy construction. More...

Halloween

Halloween is a strange event to me. I know the origins, the fun and what it is supposed to be, but it seems to me that adults have taken over the thing. More...

News

City Council election heating up

Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation staff had to recently defend actions that led to a complaint made by Gulf Breeze City Council candidate Joseph Henderson. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 10/17/06 Gibson, Willrob Canby, 37, W/M, 8100 block of Tortuga Street, Navarre, marijuana production More...

Some homeowners' insurance up 300 percent

Some homeowners' efforts to mitigate increases in recent hurricane-driven insurance premiums are falling short and their bills are piling higher and higher. Recent insurance premiums have been reported as doubling and even tripling. More...

Sports

Dolphins roll over Jaguars, but playoff hopes get dashed

Pine Forest, Washington wins knock GBHS out of playoffs for third straight year

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins continue its quest to close out the season with four consecutive wins. Bad news is, they won't have a chance at five. More...

District 1-3A standings

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Lady Dolphin volleyball team clinches playoff spot at Navarre

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball squad clinched a playoff berth for the third consecutive year, but for the second straight year, will open regional competition on the road after losing to Washington in the District 1-4A championship match Thu More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

FEHR William C. Fehr, 76, of Gulf Breeze, died Monday, October 2, 2006, while on a camping trip in Georgia. He was born in Youngstown, OH and moved to California with his parents as a young teenager. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

'Senior' prom brings back memories

In reporting about the Covenant Hospice prom for 'real' seniors, I was reminded of the proms of my day, that took place a few years ago (all right, a lot of years ago) in the 1930's. More...

Senior Day in Panhandle November 4

PENSACOLA - Tom Gallagher, Florida's chief financial officer said today that the Florida Department of Financial Services is partnering with Wal-Mart Stores and the local Better Business Bureau to host a 2006 Senior Day Expo in Pensacola. More...

Home & Garden

Whether you want to let in the light or block an undesirable view, don't forget the...

To the outside world, your living room says a lot about you, your lifestyle, and your personality. One of the most important decisions you'll make about this room is - what to do with the windows! More...

Confederate rose by any other name is a hibiscus

The large, beautiful blooms of the Confederate rose are real attention grabbers in early October. More...

Gardeners don't have to give up spinach

If you've been a little hesitant to buy spinach since the recent recall, try growing your own. Spinach is an easy vegetable to grow. The secret is good timing. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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