March 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Salon to donate proceeds to brain tumor patient

As a young girl prepares for her second round of brain surgery, her family is reaching out to the community for help. More...

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Are they throwing away the recyclables?

Calls and emails have been coming in to the Gulf Breeze News from concerned city residents who want to know why they are seeing BFItrucks, not recycling trucks, picking up the contents of their blue recycling bins. More...

Holley by the Sea board may be subject to recount election

Board members of Holley by the Sea (HBTS) are awaiting word from a third-party arbitrator on whether or not they will continue leading the association. More...

Sales tax renewal is topic of Town Hall meeting

A Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed renewal of the half cent sales tax to benefit the School District will be Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Holley Navarre Middle School Library. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 9:01 p.m. on ABC October Road: You may hear echoes of "Ed" in this new drama series about another successful man returning to his roots. More...

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the beach

The green beer and good times will be plentiful at Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub this St. Patrick's Day, along with great music and traditional Irish fare. More...

Americans put their own spin on the holiday

According to Ireland-born Seamus Hunt, co-owner of Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated a bit differently here in the states than in Ireland. "It's very sedate in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day. More...


GBHS juniors O'Sullivan, Thompson picked to attend Boys State

Program sponsored by American Legion; duo nominated by Post 379

The Pensacola Beach American Legion Post 379 Commander, Chuck Loignon, announced the Boy's State Leadership Program Delegates for 2007. Delegate status was awarded to Patrick O'Sullivan and Ryan Thompson of Gulf Breeze. More...

Navarre High School goes high tech

What does the classroom of the 21st century look like? According to administrators from Navarre High School (NHS), the Navarre Board of Realtors (NABOR) and the Navarre Wal-Mart, it is inundated with the latest interactive technology. More...

GBHS Junior Optimists set up scholarship in memory of Sarah Brown

The recipient of the Sarah Brown Optimist Club Scholarship should be humble about her many strengths; yet open to suggestion when looking to overcome obstacles. More...



Dolores Olvany passed away, at the age of 80, peacefully in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday, February 22 and provided the gift of life to several individuals through organ donation. Mrs. More...


William J. Olvany passed away peacefully at the age of 86, in Pensacola, Florida, on Monday, March 5. Mr. Olvany was a five-year resident of Gulf Breeze, Florida (previously of the Florida Keys) and a member of St. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 15 IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women's philanthropy group, annual membership announcement meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at My Spayce at 212 East Garden Street. Details: 444-3838. More...


Dr. Andrews performs first surgeries at Andrews Institute

Dr. James R. Andrews performed the inaugural surgeries at the Andrews Institute on March 9. More...

Gulf Breeze Relay reaches out for teams

Gulf Breeze Relay for Life is still looking for teams for its 2007 event, schedule for May 11 and 12. With an event goal of 37 teams, Gulf Breeze Relay has nearly reached that goal with 27 teams currently on board. More...

Just for fun

Gulf Breeze Hospital employees participated in a pie eating contest March 5. Why? Why not! More...

Proposed tax reforms alarm SRC leaders

Despite a recent property tax windfall, county officials say they're still operating under a tight budget. More...

City muzzles dangerous animals

City Council members are responding to a recent dog attack by discussing amending certain sections of city code regarding dangerous animals. More...

Midway Fire request denied

A request by Midway Fire District officials to amend a county ordinance was bluntly redirected by commissioners Friday, March 2. More...



Island News

Academy awards finally over

Well, the Academy Awards are over, and we can go back to being normal for another year. I saw most of the movies nominated on airplanes. It was a low year if you ask me, but there were a few bright spots. More...


Last Thursday, cable channel Nickelodeon scheduled its tractor trailer to stop on its way to the Kids Choice Awards, bringing slime to area kids on Pensacola Beach. More...

SRIA discusses hotel room owner stay

Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) officials held a March 7 workshop to discuss the effects of a proposed ordinance amending the time a hotel room owner can stay in his or her room. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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


There are follies of market timing

Many investors try to "time" the market by "buying low and selling high." In theory, that's a great idea - but it's almost impossible to put into practice. More...

Java Jo'z serving up coffee menu

Java Jo'z is pleased to announce the grand opening of its gourmet coffee drive thru, located at 3072 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Breeze Plaza. More...


Thunder, Storm win at GCI

U15 girls squad beats injury riddled U18 Hurricanes to win U18 title

The Bayside Thunder and Bayside Storm, both U15 teams, won their age groups at last weekend's 24th Gulf Coast Invitational, sponsored by the Bayside Soccer Club. More...

Dolphin baseball stays unbeaten in district, but win streak snapped

Dolphins host Alabama power Mobile St. Paul's today

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team remained unbeaten in district play last week, but had its five game winning streak snapped in game one of a doubleheader Saturday with Alabama Christian. More...

Sports Schedule

March 15 BB vs. Mobile St. Paul's, 5 p.m. March 19 SB at Washington (JV 2 p.m., Var. 4) TN vs. Catholic, 3 p.m. BB at Washington (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6:30) Ninth grade BB vs. Pace, 6 p.m. March 17 WL vs. Catholic, 3:30 p.m. BB vs. More...


Parking lot sale aids charity

The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a Parking Lot Fund raiser on Saturday, March 17 at the Community Life Center from 8 a.m. till noon. The fundraiser will take place come rain or shine! More...


Vigil Mass at 3 p.m. for Daylight Saving With the change to Daylight Saving Time, the Saturday Mass at St. Ann Gulf Breeze also changes. From March 17 until November 3, Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 5 p.m. at St. Ann. More...


Prom still brings back memories

As a former fashion design student at the Philadelphia College of Art, all these years later my interests have not changed. So every year, as the prom gown competitions come up, I follow every written word and photo about the design contestants. More...

Home & Garden

Master Gardeners preparing now for Plant Sale

The University of Florida/IFAS Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners are preparing now for their plant sale to be held at the Emerald Coast Flower and Garden Festival at the Milton Campus of Pensacola Junior College (PJC) on March 30-April 1. More...

Don't guess, soil test

With the weather turning warm, Gulf Coast gardeners are getting itchy green thumbs about now. When garden fever hits, its easy to think about exciting things such as new plant varieties and the latest in garden implements. More...

This week is National Ground Water Awareness Week

If you own a private household well, National Ground Water Awareness Week (March 11-17) is for you because there's no time like the present to learn more about your water supply and the well system that brings it into your home. More...


Dream of home ownership being crushed under property taxes

Dear Friends, As we come to the close of the first week of the 2007 Legislative Session, I am pleased with the progress we have made. More...

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How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

"Party after work. I like going to Casino Beach. Maybe I'll take a bicycle ride if the weather's right." -Ted Hofer Gulf Breeze More...