March 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Man charged with molesting girl in Gulf Breeze in '05

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested a Navarre man for committing a sexual offense against a juvenile. More...

Gulf Breeze Rotary honors teacher, police officer of year

Last month, the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club honored a teacher and a law enforcement officer of the year. More...

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'Young Democrats' group forming

A new group called Young Democrats of Northwest Florida will meet Wednesday, March 14 at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. The group is for 16- to 39-year-olds interested in changing local and national leadership. More...

Project Greenshores team addresses Driftwood club

The Driftwood Garden club met on February 22, at the New World Landing with Marti Vickery and Betsye Haddock as hostesses. The program for this month featured representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection. More...

Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month at your Santa Rosa County Library, a month-long celebration to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of women throughout the world. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on ABC Ugly Betty: This is an episode to make even the most fashion-unconscious of fans wince, as Betty (America Ferrera) wears the world's most hideous prom dress to review the restaurant at a posh hotel. More...


GBHS dominates at math competition

On February 21, Gulf Breeze High School took 75 students to the American Mathematics Competition hosted by the University of West Florida. Students from high schools in both Santa Rosa County and Escambia County attended. More...

Hobbs, MacDonald win Oratorical awards

Shelby Hobbs and Jonathan MacDonald won the top awards at the annual Gulf Breeze Optimists' Club oratorical contest held Feb. 22 at the Gulf Breeze Middle School library. More...

Scouts satisfy need for speed at Pinewood Derby

Formerly just blocks of wood sanded with love by scouts and their parents, Pinewood Derby cars took to the racetrack on Feb. 3 at St. Ann Catholic Church's Community Center. More...


Icons are topic of Lenten Study at St. Francis

This year's Lenten Study at St. Francis of Assisi in Gulf Breeze addresses Icons and Iconography. Patricia Resmondo, Iconographer, is guiding the worshippers into the world of Icons and Iconography. More...


Naomi's Table meets March 11 Naomi's Table, a support group for widows, will meet Sunday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on the Main Campus of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. The group meets every second Sunday. More...


St. Ann's parish is currently hosting workdays on its 11th Habitat for Humanity house, located on Ambassador Street in Midway. An incorrect address was posted in an earlier issue of Gulf Breeze News. The remaining workday on the house is March 10. More...


AJ Holder

1926 - 2007

AJ. Holder, age 80 retired U.S. Navy Chief, & State of Florida Juvenile Corrections Officer, died at Gulf Breeze Hospital on Sunday February 25, 2007 following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. More...

Lloyd Joseph Mattair, Sr.


Lloyd Joseph Mattair, Sr., a lifelong resident of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach died Saturday, March 3, 2007. Lloyd was a 1942 graduate of Pensacola High School, served as an aerial gunner instructor during World War II in the U.S. More...


Motorcyclists 'Ride for a Reason' - to help Miracle Camp

Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join in "Riding for a Reason," a fundraiser for Sacred Heart Health System's Miracle Camp. The ride will take place Sunday, March 18, beginning at Stokes' Victory Polaris Motorcycle Dealership. More...


Weight-loss surgery techniques seminar next Thursday Dr. Jeffrey L. Lord, a specialist in laparoscopic weight loss surgery, will present "Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?" on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...


The late, great American nation

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties." - James Madison We live in a fundamentally different country since 9/11. More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

"Since daylightsaving time is March 11, do you prefer to spring forward or fall backward?"

"I like it to stay daylight longer." -Chelsie Biggs Gulf Breeze More...

Ford's election leaves vacancy on city council

When Gulf Breeze City Councilman Clay Ford was elected to represent District 3 in the Florida House of Representatives, he left an empty seat behind on the City Council. More...

Mumbo gumbo

The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club's Gumbo Cook-Off held on Saturday Feb 24 earned about $4,000 for scholarships. The winners of Cook- Off were 3rd place-Interact, 2nd place- GB Rotary led by John MacPherson, and 1st place- BB&T led by Pam Langham. More...

School District hopes voters renew 1/2¢ tax

In just two and a half weeks, Santa Rosa County voters will go to the polls to vote for a renewal of a tenyear, half-cent sales tax intended to fund capital outlay projects for Santa Rosa County School District (SRCSD). More...

Homeowner stumbles upon would-be burglar

A Gulf Breeze man was recently arrested for a burglary that occurred on Soundside Drive just before sundown Feb. 26. The same man, Hung Thanh Nguyen, 19, was arrested for several other burglaries in Gulf Breeze in 2006. More...



Island News

Score one for Bubbas

My wife 'Lishous was making a breakfast that included fried eggs for me a few days ago. More...

Via de Levin?

Part of Via deLuna renamed for late Portofino developer

Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) board members voted to rename portion of Via de Luna Drive after Allen Levin in honor of the late developer who pioneered many projects on the beach over the last 20 years. More...


Nickelodeon stops today on Pensacola Beach as part of 'Slime Across America' tour

Throngs of children hoping to be covered in sticky, goopy, neon-green slime will pack the Casino Beach parking lot at Pensacola Beach today, looking for a glimpse of their favorite Nickelodeon stars. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 2/25/07 Ellison, Henry William, 42, W/M, 9200 block of Eagle Nest Drive, Navarre, aggravated assault 2/26/07 Broxson, Suzanne Marie, 37, W/F, 7500 block of Blackjack Circle, Navarre, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon Nguyen, More...

Man faces charges from rendering aid

A Navarre man is justifying his two felony charges of resisting an officer with violence and battery on an officer over Mardi Gras weekend. Mark Benjamin Heath, 46, was arrested Saturday, Feb. More...

Gutierrez joins West Florida Planning Council

Mary Gutierrez has joined the West Florida Regional Planning Council (WFRPC) as the Bay Area Resource Council (BARC) regional planner. More...


Dolphins edge Pine Forest, 3-1

Tober fans 12 for second straight game, including final three of game

Two weeks ago, Greg Tober pitched one of the best games of his life, but didn't get the result he wanted. But on Friday, he did. Tober threw a complete game four-hitter and struck out 12 as the Dolphins edged Pine Forest 3-1 Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Bayside's GCI this weekend

Ten Bayside teams among 65-team tournament

A total of 65 teams from five states will converge on South Santa Rosa County this weekend for the 24th annual Gulf Coast Invitational, sponsored by the Bayside Soccer Club. More...

Big fish, big award

Travis Gill (right), age 15, was named The Billfish Foundation's top junior angler in the 13-15 year old age group at their annual awards banquet Feb. 1 in the Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club. He was also named the overall junior angler. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 8    Santa Rosa County Commission Regular      Meeting,     9     a.m. More...


Passing the time during inclement weather

Since it was a gray and rainy day, I decided it was time to rearrange my linen closet. Somehow the neat piles of sheets, pillowcases and towels seemed to have come unglued over time. More...

Home & Garden

Coastal Furniture has items for any buyer

Hwy. 98 business has one of area's largest showrooms

Owned by Diane Jennell and John Gonzalez, Coastal Furniture Consignment is one of Navarre/Gulf Breeze's brightest businesses, and it is the perfect answer to a couple of common questions from folks with homes, condos, and apartments along the coast. More...

New hydrangeas provide flowers throughout the summer

Many people remember hydrangeas from their childhood. We remember a shade preferring shrub that produced large clusters of pink or blue flowers. More...

Trees: Cherished addition or costly mistake

Real estate appraisers all agree that a beautiful tree can improve the beauty and value of your home. But trees behaving badly can become a huge liability, causing a nightmare of clogged plumbing, broken concrete and persistent litter. More...