February 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Title error forecloses La Caribe leases

Ten leases representing the eastern portion of La Caribe subdivision on Pensacola Beach were foreclosed upon last month due to unpaid MSBU taxes on only one lot, the pool deck of the adjoining Deepwater Cove Condominiums. More...

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Library System offers access to Value Line Investment

Visit your local Santa Rosa County Library to take advantage of one of the most widely used independent investment information services in the world, the Value Line Investment Survey. More...

Driftwood Garden Club dedicates Arbor Day tree

The Driftwood Garden Club planted a magnolia tree at the Gulf breeze City Hall for Arbor Day on January 19. The program began and ended with Presentation of Colors by Boy Scouts of America Troop 417. More...

Local Purple Heart Chapter recognizes support

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #566 Emerald Coast of FLorida, gave a Citation for Service to Cheryl Camirl, Sale Manager of the Wal-Mart, Gulf Breeze Store, for her support and service to the MOPH. More...


Weekly Best Bets

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West Navarre Primary's Mayhew selected Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year

It only takes a few minutes walking the halls of West Navarre Primary to understand that the students are very proud of one teacher in particular. More...

GBES students graduate from DARE program

Fifth graders at Gulf Breeze Elementary School celebrated graduating from the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program on January 12. The ceremony was led by school resource officer Kerstan Tatro. More...

A dedication for Deborah

Left: Mary Jo Robertson, the mother of the late Deborah Larson, recently christened the Larson Primary Computer Lab (above) at Oriole Beach Elementary School. Larson was a technology guru and mentored her coworkers throughout the years. More...


St. Ann Catholic Church hosts party for Mended Little Hearts

Mended Little Hearts is having a Valentine's party for children with heart problems and their families on February 10 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze. The party will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parish hall, 100 Daniel Drive. More...

Christians can find singles of faith

Mike McCartney, founder and president of Singles of Faith, the premier online dating service for Christians, announced today the re-launch of an enhanced version of the firm's website, SinglesofFaith.com . More...

St. Ann to begin 11th Habitat for Humanity House

David and April Dobson and their children David, Jr., and Abigail will receive the eleventh Habitat for Humanity built by St. Ann Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Mission. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 8 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...


Give a gift that matters this Valentine's Day

Spot-check your sweetheart for skin cancer

New research shows that couples who check one another for skin cancer tend to do so more scrupulously than people who do skin self-exams alone. More...

Sacred Heart Home Care announces completion of one-of-a-kind pharmacy

Sacred Heart Home Care IV (Intravenous) Infusion Pharmacy has made more than $300,000 worth of renovations to its downtown Pensacola offices to include a state-of-the-art IV infusion pharmacy-the first of its kind in Northwest Florida. More...

Andrews docs discuss preventing baseball injuries

Andrews Institute affiliated physicians will be guest speakers at a Navarre Youth Sports Association sponsored education event Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Navarre High School cafeteria. Area coaches, student athletes and parents are encouraged to attend. More...


Newspaper more than just print

About ten years ago, I attended the Student Journalism Institute at the University of Florida. The year I went, the Internet was being introduced as a means of researching information for articles, etc. More...

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On the Spot:

What's the most romantic thing you've ever seen or been apart of for Valentine's Day?

"I saw a guy buy a dozen roses and he added one artificial rose. He told her 'I'll love you until the last rose dies.'" -Amelio White Gulf Breeze More...

Santa Rosa Shores residents high and dry

Association dealing with environmental concerns of canals, channels

Members of Santa Rosa Shores Homeowners' Association (SRSHA) are anxiously awaiting word from local environmental agencies to move forward with dredging maintenance on their canals. More...

Midway Fire files complaint against Rural/Metro

Midway Fire Department recently filed a complaint against Rural/Metro regarding an incident involving a woman needing medical attention at Wal-Mart on Friday, Jan. 26. More...



Island News

I just can't get over it!

I hate to revisit old columns, but I just can't get over it. I have expressed my thoughts on this a few times, but as I continue to talk about it in my travels and shows it just sticks in my throat even more. More...

Double Bridge Fun

Double Bridge Run brings thousands to Pensacola Beach

Thirty degree weather and a strong north wind greeted the runners as they ended the Double Bridge Run Saturday at the Quietwater Boardwalk. "It was bitter," Sally Garst of the Pensacola Sports Association said. More...

Bids awarded, beach projects begin

The Santa Rosa Island Authority is sprucing up in anticipation of tourist season 2007. Board members awarded several bids last month, the the pressure is on to get projects finished before turtle season and before tourists arrive. More...


Property Appraiser scheduling exemption appointments

Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, will be accepting Homestead and other Exemption applications as well as scheduling appointments in Navarre and Gulf Breeze during the months of January and February 2007. More...

County announces new Housing Program Manager

Officials with the Santa Rosa County Community Planning, Zoning and Development Division proudly announce the addition of Janice Boone to their staff in the position of Housing Program Manager. More...

SRC officials break ground on visitor information ctr.

Santa Rosa County officials and Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the new Santa Rosa County Visitor Information Center on Tuesday, February 6 at 2 p.m., at Navarre Park, located at 85 More...


They're baa-aaack!

After three-year hiatus, Lady Dolphins return to state tournament

The late Ronnie Van Zant once sang 'Call me The Breeze - I keep blowin' down the road.' The Gulf Breeze wind will be blowin' all the way to Fort Lauderdale this week as the Lady Dolphins beat Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 1-0 Friday to clinch their fir More...

Dolphins get by Bay in regional quarters

The Gulf Breeze boys' soccer team beat the Panama City Bay Tornadoes 2-1 in Region 1-4A quarterfinal match to earn a trip to the regional semifinals. More...

Sports Schedule

Feb. 8 BB vs.West Florida Tech in Preseason Classic at GBHS, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 Girls S vs. Fort Myers Cypress Lake in 4A state semifinals, 4 p.m. Boys S (if win Feb. 7) vs. More...



Joyce T. Baxter, 81 of Gulf Breeze, died Sunday, January 14th, after a long illness. Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Vern Tebo; second husband, Dr. Gordon P. Baxter; parents, Loren and Emma Dilger; and sister, Muriel Rich. More...


Paul M. Meadows, age 84, of Dover, Delaware, went with The Lord on February 2, 2007 after an extended illness. Dr. Meadows was born in Athens, Alabama. He attended schools in Milledgeville, Georgia and at age 19 volunteered for the U.S. More...


Mr. Robert James Mize, age 81, of Pensacola Beach, Florida, died at his residence on Saturday, January 27, 2007. Mr. Mize was born on November 6, 1925, in Worchester, Massachusetts, to James W. More...


Word 'cold' differs from region to region

While here in Gulf Breeze we are enjoying mostly pleasant weather, it is still very cold. The television keeps bombarding us with footage of various 20-inch snowfalls in numerous Midwestern states. More...

Home & Garden

Control pests using horticultural oils

February is an ideal time to apply horticultural oil to your ornamental trees, shrubs and fruit trees to control scale and several other overwintering insects. More...

Wetlands education returns to area

For the first time since Hurricane Ivan in 2004, officials with the University of Florida- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) are offering environmental education to the public. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THOMAS N OR LINDA J WHITESPUNNER holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...