April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City doesn't want Midway Ambulances

PART ONE OF A TWO-PART STORY

Gulf Breeze City Manager Buzz Eddy says if Midway Fire Department gets the countywide ambulance contract, Gulf Breeze will search elsewhere for ambulance service. More...

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Community

Learn to repair your automobile @ the library

Are you a do-it-yourself car repairer or professional mechanic? Have you lost the owner's manual to your vehicle? More...

'Knit wits'group knits for fun, fashion and infants

Santa Rosa Shores Women's Club gave birth to The Knit Wits, a new activity group, two years ago when neighbors were asked to share information about their hobbies. More...

Entertainment

'The Host' devours movie goers at Gulf Breeze Cinema 4

A South Korean monster movie that garnered critical success at the 2006 International Cannes Film Festival will be scaring up some new fans in Gulf Breeze. More...

Mobile Exploreum's 'Day in Pompeii' attendance hits 75,000

A Day in Pompeii Gulf Coast Exploreum Mobile, Ala continues through June 3 Details: exploreum.net

MOBILE, Ala. - The international blockbuster exhibition, A Day in Pompeii, reached the 75,000 attendance mark this week and continues its growing momentum. More...

Entertainment C A L E N D A R

Thursday 4/19 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Sandshaker Lounge Kee Creek, 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Sammy Penninger, 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Friday 4/20 Paddy O' Leary's Fort Morgan Slammers, 8p.m. More...

School

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Student Art Show winners

The following students won awards at the recent Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Show: HIGH SCHOOL BEST IN SHOW: Tiffanie Odenbrett DRAWING: black & white media 1st              More...

Fifth graders help raise flag at OBES

Officer Donnie Wigen, OBE's School Resource Officer meets morning car riders with a warm welcome and raises the school's American Flag on property every morning with the same enthusiasm. More...

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club honors local teachers

Clockwise, from top left: GBHS teacher Eric Miles, with Principal Sylvan Ladner; GBMS Assistant Principal, with teacher Kate Walker, Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Awards Chairman Bob Stratford, County School Superintendent Johnny Rogers and Oriole Beach More...

Faith

St. Francis' Midsummer Night Party is June 9

The Mid Summer Night Party scheduled for June 9 at St. Francis of Assisi. The event features Wine and Cheese and Silent Auction Party and promises to be a success. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Vacation Bible School May 23-25 Kids are invited to enjoy Vacation Bible School Day Camp at First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze May 23-25. The event is from 7:30 am til 5:30 pm and is free. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 19 Clearwire's Grand Opening with Guest Speaker Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, 10 a.m., 5520 Industrial Boulevard in Santa Rosa Industrial Park, Milton. Library Advisory Committee, 4 p.m. More...

Health

$28,000 grant helps Good Samaritan Clinic provide medical care

The South Santa Rosa Interfaith ministries (SSRIM) received a $28,000 grant from The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, an affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue shield of Florida (BCBS). More...

Lab week is April 22-28

Lab professionals reveal clues through detective work

Using skill and science to solve mysteries and save livesthat's what medical laboratory professionals do every day. More...

Seminar Focuses on genetic testing for cancer

The next GoldenCare meeting at Gulf Breeze Hospital is set for Tuesday, April 24 in in the cafeteria. Light refreshments at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. More...

Opinion

Now is the time to enact small business health care reform

Health care has returned front and center to the political debate. More...

Gulf Breeze News

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On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

What needs to happen to help with statewide insurance and property tax issues? More...

Pets will parade Saturday at Pet Fest

O n Saturday, A p r i l 2 1 t h e G u l f Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce will proudly host its Annual Pet Fest at the Shoreline Bark Park across from the South Santa Rosa Recreation Center (800 Shoreline Drive) in Gulf Breeze from 11 a.m. More...

City passes dangerous dog law

The Gulf Breeze City Council passed a Dangerous dog law at its Monday night meeting, bringing its ordinances into compliance with state law and adding that once deemed dangerous, a dog will not be allowed in residential areas. More...

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Island News

Navarre Beach road to be repaired

An emergency route will connect Opal Beach and Navarre Beach

The roadway connecting the communities on the island may soon be partially repaired. J. More...

Summer camp

Well, it's summer camp time soon. The time of year when all the little rich kids get to go to Camp Wadomoney and play Boy Scout for a week. It is time for Country meets City and all the scars that come with it. More...

SRIA hears proposal for 'fractional ownership' resort at Clarion site

The old rules of time share condos don't apply to the new fractional resort concept proposed to the Santa Rosa Island Authority last week by the owners of the old Clarion Resort. More...

News

Brown requests additional $25 K homestead exemption for seniors

As the property tax debate rages in Tallahassee, Santa Rosa County Commissioners may consider a property tax break for seniors as 2007 progresses. More...

Alligator captured in Gulf

In early April, Deputies responded to Gulf Blvd. in Navarre in reference to a complaint of an alligator being on the beach. When deputies arrived, the gator went for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. At approximately 3 p.m. on the same date, Sgt. More...

CORRECTIONS

In last week's edition, Jose Abreu' was quoted and given an incorrect title. Secretary Abreu was head of the Department of Transportation in 2005, DEP Secretary was Colleen M. Castille, and the current Secretary is Michael W. Sole. More...

Sports

GBHS to send 22 to regional track meet

Gulf Breeze will send 22 athletes to today's Region 1-2A meet at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. Those 22 qualified for the meet by placing in the top four of their respective events at last Thursday's District 1-2A meet in Gulf Breeze. More...

Dolphins clinch number two seed

Greg Tober struck out a career-high 13 on Thursday as Tober and his Dolphin baseball senior teammates celebrated Senior Night with a 12-2 win over PHS. More...

Two GBHS lifters to compete at state

Two members of the Dolphin weightlifting team will compete in Friday's 1A state meet in Daytona Beach. Cory Hebert and Pat King will compete in the 119 and 238 pound weight classes, respectively. More...

Obituaries

MARION LOUISE ROSE HARRIS HUNZIKER

Marion Louise Rose Harris Hunziker, 82, of Gulf Breeze passed away April 6, 2007. Born in Syracuse, NY, Marion moved to Gulf Breeze in 1954. More...

BRUCE ROBERT TOBER "MR. T"

1934-2007

Bruce Robert Tober, "Mr. T", 72 of Pensacola passed away Monday, April 9, 2007. Mr. Tober was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on October 6, 1934 to Arthur and Hazel Tober. More...

Seniors

Sports page - a guilty pleasure

I confess that, even at my age, I still read the sports page. How are the local teams doing? What about the team standings back in my former home? More...

Enpowerment - get involved in politics

Do you know the names of your U.S. and state representatives and senators? When is the last time you wrote a letter or made a phone call expressing your opinion on an issue? More...

Home & Garden

FAMILY FEATURES

If you're tired of serving your family that same old thing, there's a whole new era of eating waiting just behind your freezer door. More...

Use lawn fertilizers with the right numbers

Many people think a beautiful lawn is unattainable, but that is not necessarily true. A good lawn can be achieved if you develop a good understanding of proper fertilization, watering, pest control and mowing. More...

Free plant clinics throughout county

Having problems with your lawn or plants? If so, take advantage of diagnostic plant clinics offered by the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension and the Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners. More...