February 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

CVS building leased to Moulton Properties

The future of the former CVS building is now in the hands of local developer Moulton Properties. The vacant building on the corner of Hwy. 98 and Daniel Drive is being leased by the company as of Friday, Feb. 16. More...

SRC debuts American history book

A m e r i c a n History is alive and well in Santa Rosa County and is chronicled in a new textbook that was produced locally. More...

Special Sections



Gumbo cook-off this Sat.

Do you want to sample the area's best gumbo? Then come Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at Gulf Breeze's Shoreline Park to enjoy music, libations, fun and, of course, plenty of gumbo at Gulf Breeze Rotary's Second Annual Gumbo Cook-off. More...

The charity of some knows no limits

Midway area residents receive wheelchair ramp through donations

Midway area residents Lorraine and Leslie Archer are both elderly, disabled and wheelchair bound. More...

Public asked to promote local libraries

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...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 8 p.m. on FOX The O.C.: The guilty pleasure aisle just got a little less crowded, as this teen soap leaves the airwaves for good tonight. More...


GBMS releases second nine-week Honor Roll

Mrs. Jenny Granse, Principal; and Mr. More...

GBHS drama students clean up at districts

Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) drama students won a slew of awards at district competition last month, earning a spot in statewide competition in April. More...

Two parent, community positions open for GBHS PTSO board

The GBHS School Advisory Council is seeking to fill two parent and two community members for the 2007-08 school year. More...


St. Paul youths travel to 'Melt Down'

Local middle and high school students from Saint Paul United Methodist Church of Gulf Breeze joined an additional 1,500 youth at "Melt Down," an event with faithbased speakers, praise music and fellowship, in Panama City Beach the weekend of Feb. More...

St. Ann Catholic Church begins Lenten schedule

St. Ann Catholic Parish, Gulf Breeze, announces the following schedule for Lent: Morning Masses in Lent: M- F 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.; Saturdays 8:30 a.m Stations of the Cross Wednesdays at St. More...

Everyone invited to American Jewish Idol

Attention "American Idol" fans. Everyone is invited to the second annual Pensacola American Jewish Idol contest. The family production is 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 22 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton School Board Meeting, 10 a.m., School District Administrative Offices, 5086 Canal Street, Milton Friday, Feb. More...


Community invited to 8th annual Spirit of Women Awards Gala

Sacred Heart Women's Hospital will host the 8th annual Spirit of Women Awards Gala on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola. More...

Wehry joins Nemours of Pensacola

Mark Wehry, MD,has joined Nemours Children's Clinic in Pensacola as a pediatric urologist. Dr. More...



Are red-light cameras a sign of the coming surveillance state?

"There was, of course, no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

What do think about reports of salmonella contaminating certain brands of peanut butter?

"That's what's happening to my cousin right now in Washington, D.C. At first they told her she had a cyst on her liver, then they said she had ulcers. More...

Car crash kills GBHS sophomore

Gulf Breeze High School student Sarah Brown, 16, was killed after a vehicle accident at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 on Bayou Blvd. near Windermere Drive in Pensacola. More...

Rhino gets temporary digs at zoo

How do you relocate a 5,000 lb. Black Rhino? Staff at The Zoo Northwest Florida had all hands on-deck to do just that. In the morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. More...

Red light camera funds future traffic safety projects

The red light cameras aren't popular with everyone, Gulf Breeze City Council members learned from a memo last week. More...



Island News

Hawaii again

Last week due to some bad computer glitch in a hotel business center, only about one-third of my article went to the GBN headquarters. I was in Hawaii and things are a bit different out there. Me and 'Lishous went to see some of my friends. More...

Free band concerts next week on Pensacola Beach

Free concerts, camaraderie, and great band music will be the focus of the 29th annual Association of Concert Bands convention on Pensacola Beach February 28 through March 4. More...

Mardi Gras

Beads, floats & moon pies ...

For 2007, the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade featured 45 floats, several media vans, a Crimestoppers car featuring McGruff the Crimedog, and the McGuire's Color Guard, according to Sandy Johnson with the Pensacola Beach Information Center. More...


Arraignment set for Navarre predator

A March 5 arraignment has been set for Navarre resident Bruno Cannella, 38, arrested for 36 crimes against a juvenile involving sexual offenses. More...

Midway Fire partners with ambulance service

Midway Fire District's ambulance options just keep growing. A national ambulance service, American Medical Response (AMR), wants to partner with Midway FD in a bid to the county to provide ambulance service countywide. More...

Former GBHS student killed after being struck in tow

Darrin "Cody" Dykes, 21, a former Gulf Breeze High School student, was killed Monday, Feb. 12 in an auto accident. Dykes was riding in a four-door Chevrolet being towed by James E. More...


Lady Dolphins roll in season opener

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team opened the 2007 season last week with a 13-3, five inning win over PHS. But the Lady Dolphins would lose two in as many days to West Florida Tech and Milton to end the week at 1-2. More...

Dolphins stumble out of gate

What hopes to become a stellar season for the Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team got off to an inauspicious start as Pace and Catholic both scored eight runs in the first inning to beat Gulf Breeze by the 10-run rule last week. More...

Gulf Breeze resident signs with Pelicans

The Pensacola Pelicans announced last week the signing of left-handed pitcher Jeff Rodriguez to a contract for the 2007 season. Rodriguez will begin his first professional season with the Pelicans as a situational pitcher out of the bullpen. More...



Darrin "Cody" Dykes passed away suddenly Monday, February 12, 2007. Cody was born October 20, 1985 in Pensacola to Debi and Jeff Dykes. He loved his family and had a special relationship with his brothers. More...


Bobby J. Laird, 88, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 8:30 to 9:30 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home. More...


Shopping at garage sales wasn't always chic

I saw a bumper sticker last week at a flea market that made me chuckle: I Brake for all Garage Sales. More...

Gulf Breeze's Brown turns 104 years old

Mildred Brown moved to California as a teenager. She married Bernard Brown, an Oscar winning sound director, who was nominated for the Oscar for sound directing for eight years in a row. She and her husband lived a glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. More...

Home & Garden

A Homeowner's guide for fertilizing pecan trees

The pecan tree is a beautiful, large growing shade tree. While pecan trees can be grown rather easily, a good nut crop requires proper fertilization and a carefully planned and executed program of pest control.fertilizer twice a year.tree. More...