March 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A ferry to fort Pickens by summer?

Old battlefields don't die, they just fade away. As historic American Civil War sites such as the infamous wheatfield in Gettysburg, Pa. and the nearby outpost of Fort Morgan, Ala. More...

Mom foils man's attempt to kidnap toddler

A Navarre mother recently prevented a child abduction from her own front yard. More...

Special Sections



GBPD officers seek competitive pay

Gulf Breeze Police Officers have always held themselves to a higher standard of excellence. Now, as their contract with the city enters its third and final year, officers hope to see a pay raise that matches that standard. More...

Rotary awards four scholarships

Gulf Breeze Rotary awarded four $5,000 scholarships this month, bringing the total in scholarships awarded to date to over $30,000. "Emmalynn Daniel is an excellent athlete who plays soccer year-round," praised Rotarian Cherry Fitch. More...

Santa Rosa County Libraries break circulation records

After participation in the West Florida Regional Library System since the 1960's, the Santa Rosa County Library System officially became an independent system on October 1, 2006. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on ABC Ugly Betty: The old "rent a sweetie so the parents don't know I'm gay" story line has been done, but if any show can make it fresh, it's this one. More...

Waterfront concert to benefit charity

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (PSO), on behalf of Camp Fire USA, will host the inaugural event, "Symphony at Sunset" on April 1, 2007 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza De Luna. More...


Dinner Theater in Milton Spring is just around the corner, and music fills the air! Or are we listening to the silky, sultry sounds of... murder? It might be both! More...


Junior Optimists make donation to Kirkham Kattery Rescue

The Junior Optimist Club at Gulf Breeze Middle School recently added to their long list of donations to worthy causes with a $300 contribution to the The Humane Society of the Emerald Coast, also nown as Kirkham Kattery Rescue in Milton. More...

School Briefs

Woodlawn Beach to sponsor 5K Run/Walk

Woodlawn Beach Middle School is sponsoring their inaugural 5K 5K Run/Walk on April 21. More...

GBMS looks to continue win streak at state Science Olympiad

Gulf Breeze Middle School will seek to extend its streak of eight Florida championships at the competition at the University of Central Florida March 24. More...


St. Francis plans Midsummer Night Party

Mark your calendar and save this date! St. Francis of Assisi has scheduled a Midsummer Night Party on Saturday June 9th from 6 to 9 pm at 1 St. Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze. More...


Churches begin counting down to Easter

St. Paul revival begins Sunday St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold a revival with the theme, "GENESIS, A New Beginning" featuring Psalms 51. The Revival runs from March 25-28, 6:30 p.m. each evening. Dr. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 22 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. More...


Good Samaritan Clinic gets $28,000 pharmacy grant

A local free clinic's in-house pharmacy will continue to dispense free medications to the uninsured thanks to a grant from The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministries, Inc. More...


Kaps for kids registration deadline is April 1

Kaps for Kids event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Looking for a way to support the Ronald McDonald House that costs your business, church or civic organization nothing? More...


New Anti-Murder Act takes probation violators off the streets

This week has truly been a week of firsts. Florida joined the rest of the nation to participate in "Sunshine Week," a yearly week-long commemoration of open government. More...

Political Cartoon

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Community volunteers make miracles happen for others

I DO believe in miracles and I know they do happen when we are of a giving heart & mind. I want to share with you my humble opinion about a wonderful organization I joined some five years ago. Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County, Inc. More...

David Bogan Memorial Reef established

As the sun rose on Feb. 21, tug boats headed out to the Gulf to drop the first load of debris from the I-10 bridge reconstruction to be used to form a new reef. More...

Midway Fire District will bid alone and with AMR

Midway Fire Commissioners voted at a special meeting Friday night to enter into a partnership agreement with American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service in submitting a bid at the end of the month to provide ambulance service to all of Santa R More...

Property taxes are subject of Monday Town Hall meeting

Two similar homes on the same street may be taxed completely differently, and the Santa Rosa Property Appraiser wants to tell you why. Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, will conduct a Town Hall Meeting 7 p.m. More...



Island News

S'mores !

Last weekend, we headed to our river house for a weekend in the country. We call it the Palace on the Perdido! We invited our friends Perrie Kay and Jerry Edgar. Perrie K., the former Ms. More...

First Brownsville, now Pensacola Beach

Escambia County will assist homeowners in cleanup April 14

Escambia County Administrator George Touart and Code Enforcement Officer Charlie Walker say they are ready to tackle Pensacola Beach now that they are coming off a successful campaign in Brownsville. More...

Spring breakers flood beach

The aroma of suntan lotion wafted through the air last week as hundreds of Spring Breakers began their pilgrimage to the white sands of Pensacola Beach and the green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 3/13/07 Bentler, Christina Mary, 38, W/F, 6400 block of Garden Drive, Gulf Breeze, fraud 3/15/07 Jones, Trenton Winter, 21, W/M, 6800 block of Flintwood Street, Navarre, aggravated assault Maddox, William Devan, 22, W/M, 8700 block of More...

Midway Fire Commissioners like Chief Demeter's skills

Midway Fire Commissioners released the results of their annual performance appraisal of their Fire Chief Stephen Demeter at last week's regular meeting, and the chief received high marks from all commissioners in all areas. More...

Elected Officials



Dolphins win eight of nine

While Gulf Breeze High students were off for spring break last week, the baseball team - and their bats - were not. Buoyed by four home runs, the Dolphins cranked out 23 hits in a 29-6 win over Hatley, Miss on March 11. More...

Lady Dolphins lose another tight one to Escambia

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team tried to stage a furious seventh inning rally last week at Escambia, only for it to be foiled under the most bizarre of circumstances. More...

Cormier earns All-American honors at South Carolina

Former GBHS athletes making mark in pool, on track and on diamond

Kyle Cormier added another accolade to his trophy case recently, earning Honorable Mention All American honors as a member of the University of South Carolina swim team. More...


Hubert M. Weed

May 14, 1914 - March 10, 2007

Hubert Manning Weed of Gulf Breeze was born on May 29, 1914 in Cordele, Ga. and on March 10, 2007 he passed away in his sleep of natural causes. More...


Cleaning fridge, thinkin' about music

I recently spent some time virtuously cleaning out my refrigerator, and decided it was time to have a Coke and a few pretzels and sit back to relax. More...

Home & Garden

Pesticide safety - it's common sense

Pesticides used properly by home gardeners are a valuable pest management tool that can protect plants against disease, weed, and insect pests. But used improperly, pesticides pose a serious risk to public health and the environment. More...

Bronson urges safe storage and disposal of checmicals

This week is National Poison Prevention Week

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is urging people to think 'safety' when doing spring cleaning and yard work. More...



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