January 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

GB jewelry store robbed

Last Thursday, a jewelry thief made off with approximately $5,000 in stolen merchandise in broad daylight. On Jan. 4, Witnesses said a young man entered Beré Jewelers on Gulf Breeze Parkway around 4:45 p.m. More...

Gulf Breeze Builder named association president

Gulf Breeze resident West Calhoun, owner of West Calhoun Construction Company, was recently elected as President of the local Home Builders Association (HBA). More...

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Faces of Life book debuts in area stores

The much-anticipated "Faces of Life" book published by Covenant Hospice is now available for sale at area businesses. The 96-page, hardback book contains inspirational stories from Covenant Hospice patients, volunteers and their loved ones. More...

Midway Fire Department may still move ahead with ambulance service plans

Part one of a two-part series

The Midway Fire District (MFD) may still move ahead with pursuit of its own ambulance service, no matter what Santa Rosa County Commissioners decide to do about their countywide service. More...

Get free help from online tutors by the Santa Rosa County Library System

Head Back-to-the-Library this January for Free Online Tutoring Seven Days a Week Students are back in school after the Christmas break, and this winter, children and teens will want to head "back-tothe library" too! More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7:30 p.m. on NBC The Office: Just because the show is called "The Office" doesn't mean every scene has to take place there. More...

Jazz Gumbo this Monday

Jazz Society of Pensacola presents Jazz Gumbo, Monday, Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Phineas Phogg's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government Street, Pensacola. Doors open at 6. More...

Children's Chorus holds 3rd grade auditions next week

The Pensacola Children's Chorus, under the direction of Susan and Allen Pote, will hold auditions for boys and girls in grade three this month. More...


Students mourn the loss of 'Ace,' Gulf Breeze High's K-9 officer

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GBHS Interact collects 2,000 cans for recent Caring and Sharing campaign

A Thanksgiving food drive was held at Gulf Breeze High recently to contribute to the community's needy via Caring and Sharing. Over 2,000 items were collected by students. More...

Good job...and good luck

Carl Sears, shown here with GBHS SoundWave Band Director Neal McLeod, will be in Tampa this weekend performing with the All State band. Sears is a clarinet player. More...



Mrs. Sylvia Kathleen Sanders, age 78 of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and originally from Dothan, Alabama, died on Thursday, December 28, 2006, at a nursing home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Mrs. Sanders was born in Sumrall, Mississippi, to Owen B. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 11 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Executive Board Meeting, 11:30 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Taking your kitchen outdoors

Trend goes far beyond grills and ice chests

It was an afterthought, but the outdoor kitchen Nick Marziliano had custom-built after he and his family moved into their home has become an essential part of their life in Clovis, Calif. More...

Stain, stain - go away

Q: I have two questions. First, how do I clean red candle wax from a beige carpet? Second, how do I clean the wall paint from a hardwood floor? Thanks! -- Mimi S., Santa Fe, N.M. More...

County open to ambulance bids

Midway Fire presses for RFP Commissioner Goodin wants bids completed by March 30

Santa Rosa County Commissioners decided this week to go out for bids on their countywide ambulance service. But they won't just be asking for one bid. More...

Where is WEAR?

Mediacom files appeal to retain channel transmission

Mediacom subscribers found last Friday at midnight that Sinclair Broadcast Group's threats to pull WEAR and WFGX were not idle as the two stations were pulled and Starz Kidz and Family as well as Turner Classic Movies were substituted in their plac More...

GB Hospital's Harriman now Sr. VP of Baptist

A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Gulf Breeze Hospital (GBH) last Wednesday for Dr. Bob Harriman's promotion to Senior Vice President. More...



Island News

"All those that wonder are not lost!"

I saw a bumper sticker last week that said, "ALL THOSE THAT WONDER ARE NOT LOST.: I say Amen to that! I love bumper stickers, I once wanted to make a living just selling them. They can change attitudes in a single sentence. More...

The 'shoe' fits Krewe of the Silver Slipper

Those revelers who attended last year's Mardi Gras parade on Pensacola Beach are sure to remember the decorously dressed women riding a giant glimmering slipper. More...

We all need encouragement through difficult times

Robert Fulgham tells the story about a 3-year old girl who used a whole roll of gold wrapping paper to wrap a Christmas gift. Her father was very angry that she had wasted all that paper. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 12/31/06 Webb, Roger Wayne, 36, W/M, 8600 block of Tabira Street, Navarre, vehicle theft Williams, Daniel Ryan, 19, W/M, 9400 block of Octavia Lane, Navarre, burglary, larceny, less than $5,000 Haynes, Dennis Kay, 41, W/F, 1700 block of More...


When Investing, look past 'outlook' for 2007

It's time for all the financial experts to make their predictions for 2007. Some will say the stock market will keep rising over the next year, while others will claim the market will fall. More...

It's a family affair at Papa's Pizza

Ever since Jim Brown sold his pizza restaurant in New Hampshire all those years ago he longed to once again serve great pizza to the local community. More...


Lady Dolphin soccer team hands Washington first loss of season, 3-0

Freshman scores hat trick vs. Lincoln in first game back from broken leg

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team scored two in the first 15 minutes to hand Washington its first loss of the season 3-0 Thursday in Pensacola. More...

Navarre basketball takes two from Dolphins

The Navarre Raiders used a strong second quarter and a strong fourth quarter to defeat the Dolphins 50-32 Friday in Gulf Breeze. The Raiders (6-6) were 9-for- 11 from the field in the fourth quarter, ending the game on a 15-4 run. More...

Day one

Above: Rob Simon (right) talks with players during the first day of softball tryouts Monday. Below: Cori Linville (below) was the only senior at the first day of tryouts. More...


Reminiscing through Christmas cards

As the new year came in, I started collecting the Christmas cards I had displayed around the house on every shelf, windowsill and table, but they looked so nice I was reluctant to remove them. Suddenly I realized that there was one card missing. More...

A delicate refinement of play

The bidding: South West North East 1 [H] Pass 2 [C] Pass 3 [C] Pass 3 [H] Pass 4 [H] Opening lead -- queen of diamonds. More...


Celebrate King's legacy, build ramps for freedom

As the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday celebrates its 21st year, I cannot help recalling a quote from the man himself: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" How fitting that on Jan. More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

Do you think it was appropriate for people to distribute the film of Saddam Hussein's execution?

"Absolutely. As much pain and suffering as he caused, what he got was too good. They should have put him in a meat grinder feet first. He deserved no less." -Carlos Shannon Pensacola More...