February 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County pushes forward with Navarre fishing pier

The wait to fish off the Navarre Pier may soon be over. Santa Rosa County Commissioners are working to rescue the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, which has been out of order since the devastating hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. More...

City limits cost of septic tank abatement

Gulf Breeze City Council will assess 42 Highpoint and North Sunset residents $11,133 each for septic tank abatement. "The purpose of this hearing is we're sitting as a board of equalization," said Mayor Lane Gilchrist at the Feb. More...

Special Sections



Bette Boyle reaches 91 years young

Have you met the "Candy Lady of Whisper Bay?" She is well known and well loved by the neighborhood children. She's the lady who always gives them candy. More...


Weekly Best Bets

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Gumbo cook-off scheduled

Do you have a terrific gumbo recipe? Then compete Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at Gulf Breeze's Shoreline Park against other teams. Cooking teams will consist of 3 chefs. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 2/5/07 Buring, Sherryl L., 50, W/F, 1100 block of Crane Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, smuggling contraband into detention facility, cruelty toward child 2/6/07 Quintero, Assael Coronado, 26, H/M, 1900 block of Constitution Drive, Navarre More...

Public is invited to 'Be a Friend' at your library

February is Library Lover's Month at your Santa Rosa County Library, a month-long celebration of public libraries and a time for everyone to recognize the important role libraries play in local communities and the nation as a whole. More...


Second best

Lady Dolphins lose to Orlando Bishop Moore in 4A championship game

FORT LAUDERDALE - The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team got to hoist a trophy at the 4A state tournament Saturday - just not the one they wanted. More...

Sports Schedule

Feb. 15 SB vs. West Florida Tech (JV 4, Var. 6) Feb. 16 9th, JV SB vs. Milton (4/6 p.m.) SB at Milton, 6 p.m. BB at Catholic, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 SB at Woodham, 6 p.m. Feb. 20 SB vs. PF (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6) BB vs. More...

Sports Briefs

Run for the World Feb. 24

The 17th annual Run For The World 5K run/walk is Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, located at 75 Fairpoint Drive. For more information, contact Denny Shoopman, (850) 934-5259 or runfortheworld@ bellsouth.net More...



Bess Evelyn (Dunlap) Reddick passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007 in a local nursing home. Bess was born August 1, 1923 in Amory, MS. She is the daughter of Edgar Brown Dunlap and Grace (Moss) Dunlap, both of Amory, MS. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 15 No meetings scheduled as of press time. Friday, Feb. 16 No meetings scheduled as of press time. Saturday, Feb. 17 No meetings scheduled as of press time. Sunday, Feb. 18 No meetings scheduled as of press time. More...


Sacred Heart Children's Hospital receives $13K

Home Place Furniture in Pensacola has donated $13,000 to benefit Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. More...

Home & Garden

Thinking of roses in February

Roses grown in Florida require regular maintenance, but growing roses can be a rewarding hobby for those who like to spend time in the garden each week. Pruning will help keep your plants healthy and productive. More...

There's no reason to be 'prunaphobic'

Many people fear pruning and, more often than not, it's simply because they don't understand the concept of cutting something back to help it grow more! It's counterintuitive, and it once was that way for me, too. More...


House, Senate felt they were tricked into supporting Iraqi war

No fewer than five Democratic Senators are running for the presidency. More...


On the Spot:

In honor of President's Day (Feb. 19), who was our greatest president?

"For two very different reasons I'd say Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Both have been paramount in the Middle East peace process. More...

Ford, Campbell face off for house seat

Republican Clay Ford and Democrat Elizabeth Campbell each won their party's nomination last week to fill the District 3 House seat vacated by Holly Benson. More...

County determines judicial needs, snubs south end

South end county residents may not be any closer to having more convenient access to courtrooms, as county officials look to determine their needs for a new judicial facility. More...

Sheriffs warn of online predators

Both Escambia County and Santa Rosa County Sheriffs' departments are concerned about online predators. As members of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NFICAC), they are doing something about it. More...

School reward plan halted by educators

Members of the Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE) say the state-mandated Special Teachers Are Rewarded (STAR) program forgets about the majority of teachers that contribute to the success of the school district while rewarding only the top 25 More...



Island News


We are in America's 50th state. While I have been here many times, 'Lishous has never been. We are having a ball, but again traveling with her is a total hoot. More...

2007, 2010, 2020 and beyond

SRIA leaders look to the future

Should Pensacola Beach offer a parking garage with a restaurant atop right in the middle of the business district? Should there be sidewalks and bike paths connecting both ends of the beach? More...

Sunday sunset

The people on rooftop at the Islander Lounge on Pensacola Beach are silhouetted in the setting sun Sunday. The beach hosted a "Pardi Gras" street parade in the afternoon, continuing the countdown to Fat Tuesday. More...


OBES holds DARE graduation cerermony

CPL. Donnie Wigen of the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office has been 'Officer Donnie' the OBE Resource Officer at Oriole Beach Elementary School, for the past year. The school had their first D.A.R.E. Graduation on January 5 under his watch. More...

2007 GBMS History Fair Participants

The following students recently competed in the 2007 Gulf Breeze Middle School History Fair Jordan Bennett, Mathias Bergen, Evan Bernard, Haley Bookout, Julie Brown, Andrew Clark, Hayden Davis, Westin DeMotts, Jennifer Dolfie, William Farmer, Natali More...

GBHS student an inspiration to all

Some people will always emit a positive attitude, no matter what their situation might be. These are the kind of individuals that give others perspective. Whitney Harris, 16, is one of those people. More...


St. Ann community invited to praise masses with prayers for healing

Everyone is invited to Mass with prayers for healing on the second Monday of each month at St. Ann Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze, hosted by the Community of Praise Prayer Group. More...

GBUMC holds February groups, events

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church has announced the following Feb. groups and events. More...

Danny Sinacori and wife offer free concert

On Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m., Danny and Chris Sinacori will present a a free Christian concert titled, "It's More Than Just Music" at Concord Presbyterian Church of Gulf Breeze. More...


Playing soccer with pine cones

While I was heading out on my morning walk, I noticed a large number of pine cones littering the street. Most were very dry and not much fun to kick along as I was walking - I couldn't get much distance with them. More...

Are you getting enough sleep?

A Northwestern University study revealed that 19 percent of the time, doctors do not make notes about patient sleep problems. Yet a follow-up visit by social workers showed that 69 percent of patients had at least one problem with sleeping. More...

A little knowledge in bridge can be a dangerous thing

  The bidding:   West   North   East   South   1 [D]   1 [S]   Pass   3 [C]   3 [D]   4 [C]   4 [D]   6 [C]  & More...