April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lt. Governor visits Santa Rosa business

Gulf Breeze resident Rodney Gargus doesn't mind driving to East Milton every day for work, he says the 30 mile trip is worth it. More...

A dog-gone good time

Beethoven the Ferret traveled with owners Greg Wright and Nicholette Parvelsky all the way from california to win an award from the Gulf Breeze Chamber Pet Fest. Dalilah the Cat and a few reptiles rounded out the noncanine attendees. More...

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Haggett completes USAF basic training Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory A. Haggett has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Pet of the Week

Ruffles "Ruffie" Blue Mudgee with her best pal, Michael Driscoll. Michael's son, Kale was born is Australia and so his dog had to be from there, too. Ruffie is a bold and fearless Blue Heeler, cattle dog. More...

Disaster Preparedness Training starts tomorrow

The Santa Rosa County Division of Emergency Management will offer Disaster Preparedness Training by Navarre's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). More...



'Shaun of the Dead' team back with new spoof

"Hot Fuzz" Running time: 120 minutes MPAA rating: R Here's the short version: If you liked "Shaun of the Dead," you'll like "Hot Fuzz. More...

Photography show to benefit ARC

The 14th annual juried art show of the Wide Angle Photo Club is seeking photography entries. Called "The Power of Photography Show," this is a benefit show for ARC Gateway with $2,350 in prizes and 73 ribbons available to the winners. More...

Entertainment C A L E N D A R

   Thursday 4/ 26 Paddy O' Leary's   Traditional Music Session Sandshaker Lounge   Small Change, 7 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's   Richard Madden, 6 p.m. More...


School board wants to educate teens about dangers of misusing prescription drugs

Students from the area primary schools to high schools need to learn the dangers of using prescription drugs "just for fun." That's what Santa Rosa County School Board member Joann Simpson stressed at last week's school board meeting. More...

County's school lunch prices to increase this fall

School lunch prices will be increasing for the first time in 10 years at Santa Rosa County Schools next fall, according to what school board members heard at their monthly meeting last week. More...

County to purchase 15 air conditioned school buses

More Santa Rosa County School buses will be air conditioned next year. The school board approved the purchase of 10 new bus air conditioners at their school board meeting last week. More...


SOS: distinguishing between law and gospel

I returned from a post-Easter vacation this past week. While I was away, I attended worship with my son, a new 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. More...


Worship at the Water offers soundside services Worship at the Water, an outreach of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, is held each Sunday at Flounder's on Pensacola Beach at 8:15 a.m. More...


Ryan Daniel Cusic

Ryan Daniel Cusic, 29, went to be with our Lord on April 15th. More...

Opal Bailey Murphy

1911 - 2007

Opal Bailey Murphy, 95, passed away on April 15, 2007, in a local nursing home. Anative of Kentucky, Mrs. Murphy has resided in Gulf Breeze for more than thirty years and more recently at Wesley Haven Villa in Pensacola. More...

Jane Thurston

Jane Thurston, 57, of Gulf Breeze passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 in Pensacola. Jane was born in Providence, R.I. on February 2, 1950. She is survived by her three brothers, Peter K. More...



PTSD symposium is tonight at Naval Hospital Pensacola Naval Hospital Pensacola will host a symposium on Thursday, April 26, regarding the medical management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with partners within the regional Military He More...

COPD: the fourth leading cause of death

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, is a serious lung disease in which the lungs are damaged. More...

Arthritis Walk is May 5

The Arthritis Foundation is calling for Wagger owners to take action against arthritis in our furry friends by participating in the 2007 Arthritis Walk. More...

Home & Garden

Amaryllis bulbs perform well in Northwest Florida gardens

Few flowering bulbs can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis. Blooming typically in April, this popular bulb is a star performer in the spring garden. Amaryllis is one of the best adapted bulbs for the northern Gulf Coast. More...




GB, Avalon oppose Midway bid

Midway FD may propose to handle countywide ambulance services PART TWO OF A TWO-PART SERIES

A s deadline a p - proaches for Midway Fire Department to make its bid to handle ambulance service for all of Santa Rosa County, the City of Gulf Breeze is joined by another agency in stating opposition for the move. More...

Birmingham teen missing from GB area

Amanda Isbell, 16, is missing from the Gulf Breeze area after apparently meeting with Mobile resident Jake O'Rourke, 16. The two teens turned up missing on April 15. Police reports indicate that the teens met and communicated on MySpace. More...

Escambia taps into 'mystery' road fund

Tension sparked between Escambia County and Santa Rosa County officials at a recent Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting when Escambia County announced plans for funds that were not slated for their project. More...



Island News

The Zoo

I like the zoo. We've got a nice one here in Gulf Breeze. While people might think that the only thing we have in a zoo on the Redneck Rivera would be an irate Vermonter, a possum and a cow, we got other things to!! More...


Optimists have a rootin'-tootin' good time for a great cause

Flounder's Ale House was thick with cowboy hats and bandanas last Thursday as the Pensacola Beach Optimists hosted their "Giddy Up Gala" to benefit Pensacola Beach Elementary. More...

Mudbugs take center stage at Crawfish festival

Sunny skies and low humidity contributed to the success of the Crawfish Festival at Bamboo Willie's over the weekend. More...


Home for the holiday

PFC Bryan Box of Third platoon ("Deathdealers"), Anvil troop, 1st squadron, 91st cavalry regiment based in Schweinfurt, Germany. PFC Box recently returned home for a spring break and is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. More...

Breaking news:

School bus overturns in Navarre Tuesday

Aschool bus overturned at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Shoni Street and Dunsmur Street in Navarre. "The bus flipped on its side. There is no transport of injuries. There were minor injuries. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

4/16/07 Beard, Ernest Wesley, 43, W/M, 2200 block of Janet Street, Navarre, aggravated assault, aggravated battery Ryson, Blayne Bruce, 20, B/M, 2200 block of Carroll Lane, Navarre, battery 4/17/07 Preston, Joshua Riggins, 26, W/M, 1500 block o More...


Four GBHS boys, two girls state bound in track

The quartet of Will Thomas, Sean Seales, Tommy Gibble and Kurt Mason qualified for Saturday's state meet in Winter Park, setting a new school record in the process. More...

Back to back jacks not enough for GBHS

Curington, Atkinson homer in 6-5 loss to West Tech

For the third time this season, the Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team was the first to score against West Florida Tech. More...

Miles takes job at Naples school

The Marlon Brando line is as classic as the movie it came from - I'll make him an offer he can't refuse. Eric Miles received one such offer recently and he's taking it - a job at The Community School in N a p l e s , s t a r t i n g i n August. More...


Catholic senior Bunt to play golf for Samford

Interested schools included Ohio State, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest

Martin Bunt, a former Gulf Breeze resident and a senior at Catholic, signed a golf scholarship with Samford University Thursday. More...

Driveway full of bicycles brings back memories

I noticed a clutter of bikes lying in the driveway of a nearby home the other day, and I smiled as I remembered the cluster of bikes in my own yard, so many years ago. More...

You can win, but you can't lose with this bridge hand

In bridge, the participants see only 26 cards when the play starts and not the 52 cards seen in the diagram. Naturally, seeing only 26 cards, they might not play their cards as perfectly as if they saw all four hands. Being human, they might err. More...


Political Cartoon

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Community mourns loss of Blue Angel

I had a hard time concentrating on Saturday. I tried to wash dishes, I attempted to edit some stories and then I started doing loads of laundry. I wanted to remain calm, be positive. More...

Letters to the Editor

Term limits would improve City Council

There are many issues that need to be addressed if the City of Gulf Breeze will prosper. Term limitation is just one of the many. This is simply another method of limiting the power of elected officials and of 'assuring genuine representation'. More...