April 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Don Chinery starting a new era in Hawaii

County Public Information Officer served through Ivan and Dennis

Santa Rosa County will lose the captain at the helm of public information. Don Chinery, Public Information Officer (PIO) is retiring after six years of service to the county. "We're in good shape. More...

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Community

Brace yourself for an active hurricane season, forecasters warn

Although the Gulf Breeze area dodged the bullet in 2006, the peninsula may not be as luck in 2007 forecasters say. More...

EXPO-sure

Delighted exhibitors Truby Perkins and Jim Janicki of Papajohn's Pizza discuss the record number of visitors that toured the Gulf Breeze Expo with Chamber members Christy Klem, Highpointe Hotels, and Robert Gleim, Homestar Restaurant Group. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Scarborough Consulting to lead National campaign Scarborough Consulting, Inc. has been chosen by national online retailer, MyRxLink.Com, to lead its nationwide web based marketing campaign. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

   Thursday 4/ 5 Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub   Traditional Irish Music Session Paradise Bar and Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Kee Creek, 8 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Paul Killough, 6 p.m. More...

Artel presents 'Really Really Really Small Show'

Artel Gallery's "The Really Really Really Small Show" will run April 3 through May 11 with an opening reception on Friday, April 13, from 6-8 p.m. Juror is W. T. Moore, former owner of Right Angles Gallery. More...

Holly Gash returns to Pensacola

Pensacola native Holly Gash returns for a Pensacola Junior College Lyceum performance with accompanist Mary Scott Spry Goode. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Pensacola campus. More...

School

Fishing, Boating curriculum continuing at WBMS

Woodlawn Beach Middle School is one of 35 schools in the United States that was awarded the 2005-2006 National Fishing and Boating Education Grant. More...

School Briefs

DCT accepting applications for next school year

The Diversified Career Training program has 26 hard working students this year. They work in a variety of businesses while attending classes during the mornings at GBHS. Each student works a minimum of 15 hours per week. More...

Optimist Club honors area's Teachers of Year

The major focus of the Feb. Gulf Breeze Optimist Club meeting was the presentation of the Teacher of the year awards for schools in the Gulf Breeze area. More...

Faith

Biblical characters were real people who laughed and cried

I started delivering first person, historical monologues during Lent early in my ministry. They proved popular and easy to present because of their narrative flow and topic matter. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Engaged Encounter is this month St Ann Catholic presents "Engaged Encounter" in Gulf Breeze April 28 to 29. Trained volunteers donate their gifts of time and talent to the engaged in our Catholic community. Early registration is recommended. More...

The 8th Annual Diocesan Palm Sunday Procession in Gulf Breeze April 1 drew about 100 people from local Catholic parishes including St. Ann, St. Anthony and Sacred Heart. Chris Riney of Gulf Breeze lifts the cross for his turn along the procession. More...

Health

A 'Tummy Tuck' is not a shortcut for weight loss

Dear Doctor: I have had Gastric Bypass surgery with a 130 pound weight loss. I am interested in information on Abdominoplasty. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Easter blood drive tomorrow in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties

The Northwest Florida Blood Center partners with Q100 Radio for a special EASTER LILY BLOOD DRIVE on Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

Warm spring breezes carry the promise of rebirth and new life. Spread the spirit of loving kindness this Easter season by making an extra Easter basket. More...

Growing herbs in the Florida garden

Herbs are plants which are grown for the special flavor and aroma of their various parts. They can be used to season foods, for medicinal purposes or as potpourri. More...

Legals

L E G A L S

      NOTICE OF       APPLICATION     FOR TAX DEED NOTICE   IS   HEREBY GIVEN   THAT   GARY COLEMAN holder of the following More...

Hurricane abatement process continues

As Hurricane Ivan becomes more of a distant memory, county officials are working to make the area's hurricanedamaged abandoned homes a memory as well. More...

Residents gather to hear Property Appraiser

Property valuations are puzzling to many homeowners, who find that their tax bill is different from a taxpayer with a similar home. More...

Events

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Island News

More Smiling Comebacks

Most of you know that I love smiling comebacks ... you know that special little statement that tells some one to go pound sand in their ears, but sounds like a compliment. I hear them all the time ... More...

Spring smells like suntan oil

Spring arrived on March 21, and sunbathers arrived in March as well. Locals and tourists enjoy sunbathing on Pensacola Beach near the Gulfside Pavilion. More...

Pensacola Beach Optimists' Giddy Up Gala coming April 19

Pensacola Beach Optimists are shining up their spurs for their annual fundraiser, which will have a western theme this year. More...

News

Voters renew half cent tax

Santa Rosa County Schools were awarded by county voters at least $7 million a year for the next 10 years to use for new school construction and improvements. Even though only 9. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 3/25/07 McCoy, Glenn, 30, W/M, 6800 block of East Bay Boulevard, Navarre, larceny, less than $5,000 3/27/07 Hass, Jill Suzanne, 39, W/F, 3300 block of Green Briar Circle, Gulf Breeze, possession of a controlled substance without a presc More...

CORRECTIONS

According to Gulf Breeze Dog Lovers, the Keyes family donated a total of $3,500 and $500 of their funding will go toward lighting at the Shoreline Bark Park. More...

Sports

GBHS loses battle of district leaders

Two errors in five run fourth prove costly against West Florida Tech

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team avenged an earlier loss to Navarre last week before losing its first district 'seed' game at West Florida Tech on Thursday. More...

Bayside's U15 Storm, Thunder runners up at President's Cup

A pair of Bayside teams finished runners up in the 2007 President's Cup Sunday at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola. More...

GBHS athletics among state's best

Gulf Breeze High School, after completion of the recent winter sports season, is in ninth place among 4A schools in the state for the annual Dodge Sunshine Cup. GBHS is ninth with 165 points. Washington is sixth with 225 points. More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM D. "BILL" SMART, SR.

JANUARY 26, 1927- MARCH 21, 2007

Bill Smart was born January 26, 1927 in Waukegan, Ill. where he graduated from grade school and high school. He served in the U.S. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 5 Zoning Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, April 6 Northwest Florida Blood Center's Easter Lily Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Seniors

Fun on the Ferris Wheel

While I was talking to a neighbor who keeps herself busy taking her 10- and 12- year-old grandkids to every activity in the county, she informed me that she had taken them to the spring carnival at Gulf Breeze High School. More...

A case of double indemnity

It is not uncommon for declarer to be in a situation where he can assure a contract by playing correctly and would jeopardize the contract by playing incorrectly. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Governor promotes physical fitness

Monday, I signed an executive order establishing the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and launched www.HealthyFloridians.com to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for children and all Floridians. More...

Act now to prevent 'loving our coasts to death'

Recently I had the opportunity to flip through an old issue of National Geographic Magazine. An article titled, "Loving Our Coasts to Death" caught my attention, and it chronicles the strain we are placing on our shorelines. More...