May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze third graders are top FCAT readers again

Santa Rosa County third grade students scored higher than any other county's third graders in the state on reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT). More...

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Community

ANNIVERSARY

Devitts celebrate 60 years

Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Devitt Jr. are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married at Temple Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn. on May 16, 1947. A celebration is being hosted by their children, Mrs. Sharon Barnes and Charles T. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Bodiford, Spencer to marry this weekend

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bodiford of Navarre announce the engagement of their daughter, Cecilea Jane Bodiford, to Mr. Steven Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer of gulf Breeze. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. More...

Villas resident competes for Ms. Northwest Florida

Nell Bramlett represented The Villas of Gulf Breeze, an assisted living facility, in the 7th Annual Northwest Florida Senior Pageant, which took place April 27 Sacred Heart Hospital. More...

Entertainment

CRITIC'S CORNER

Blades of Glory is medal-worthy

"Blades of Glory" Running time: 93 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 When rating "Blades of Glory" alongside Will Ferrell's other films, this sendup of the world of international figure skating isn't a gold-medal achievement like "Anchorman" or "Strange More...

Entertainment C A L E N D A R

Thursday 5/ 10 Paddy O' Leary's   Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill   Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Friday 5/ 11 Paddy O' Leary's Sundogs, 8p.m. More...

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND

Sample mouth-watering chocolate for charity

Don't miss Chocolate Fest 2007 presented by Sandy Sansing Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Mazda, and Chrysler and Gulf Coast Kid's House for a delicious dessert extravaganza at Cordova Mall, on Saturday, May 12 from Noon to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Former SEC stars come out for Andrews opening

Seeing the notable dignitaries at the opening of the Andrews Institute Saturday was like watching ESPN Classic. Many former athletes and coaches from a bevy of Southeastern Conference schools came out in support of Dr. More...

Dolphins begin spring football practice, jamboree next week at Pace

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team opened a new era last week in preparation for next Tuesday's jamboree at Pace. "Defensively, we're way ahead because we're doing a lot of new things offensively," coach Chris Nemith said. More...

Jeff White

Class of: 2009 Son of: Steve and Suzanne White Sports: Football, Basketball, Track White played on the JV football team and on the varsity basketball team for part of two years. More...

Seniors

Honor our troops with National Military Month

Now that May is finally here, I hope you will all remember that it is also National Military Month. This is the time to fly the flag all month to honor those who have served, and are serving, their country. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Nurses: the Backbone of Healthcare

Angels, saviors, and friends are just a few of the adjectives patients often use to describe nurses. Nurses are the healthcare community's unsung heroes. More...

On the Spot:

Do you think it is more dangerous to live in tornado alley or along the hurricane prone Gulf Coast?

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VIPs toast Andrews Institute

As wine flowed and dignitaries toured the Andrews Institute Saturday night at the VIP Gala, at least one prominent surgeon described the facility as one of the leaders in the world. "This would be big for New York City or Los Angeles," said Dr. More...

Bay Street facelift complete

When Bay Street was a brand new road, Marilyn Monroe had recently married Joe DiMaggio, the first nuclear sub launched in Connecticut, the first Elvis Pressley song hit American airwaves and Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. More...

Events

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Island News

Myths of our lives

We grow up with a lot of things that just ain't so. We listen to them and we think they must be true because they come from adults. When we become adults we learn that those things are just wrong. More...

Federal funding found for J. Earle Bowden road replacement

Soon, an afternoon trip from Pensacola Beach to Navarre Beach will not require the use of US 98. Additionally, the National Park Service (NPS) officials plan to open ferry service to Fort Pickens to multiple providers. More...

Pensacola Beach Elementary School students recognized for team, individual excellence

On Saturday, April 21, Pensacola Beach third, fourth, and fifth Graders participated in the Escambia County Sunshine Math Competition. Third Graders were Lia Lampone, Jace Amberson, Chad Harvey and Jacob Baldwin, led by teacher Joy McLaurine. More...

News

National Guardsman drowns in Destin

A 20-year-old U.S. Army National Guardsman from Mobile, Ala. drowned Thursday after falling off a kayak in the Gulf of Mexico in Destin. More...

Missing girl now safe at home

The Birmingham, Ala. teen missing from the Gulf Breeze area, Amanda Isbell, was found last week in Ft. Walton and is now home with her family. No further details were available at press time. More...

Navarre man wanted in child molestation

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Navarre man who has active warrants for molesting a young child. R i c h a r d W a y n e Singley was the target of an investigation concerning the molestation of Singley a young child. More...

School

Three hundred forty three seniors to become school's 37th graduating class

Scott Andrew Adams Charlotte Alyxandria Adkins Amanda Christine Alfrey Leah Candace Allen Meredith Kaitlin Almond Kathryn Elizabeth Alverson Samantha Erin Ames Lauren Elizabeth Amick Douglas Scott Baker, Jr. Douglas Dewayne Baldwin, Jr. More...

GB Elementary third graders among state's FCAT elite

Santa Rosa state's best in Reading, Math on Norm Referenced Test

Gulf Breeze Elementary third graders were not only the best in the area in a part of the recent FCAT testing, but are also among the best in the state. More...

School Briefs

DCT accepting applications for 2007-08 school year

Applications are now being accepted for the Diversified Career Training program in the 2007-08 school year. Any student that would like to apply, can pick up an application in the guidance office or from Mrs. Folse in Room 821. More...

Faith

FAITH BRIEFS

First Baptist VBS is May 23-25

Vacation Bible School Day Camp will be May 23-25 from 7:30 am til 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze. There is no cost. Register online at www.fbcgulfbreeze.com, call 850-932-2207 or email admin@fbcgulfbreeze.com. More...

Obituaries

JOAN M. HOFFERT

1932-2007

Joan M. Hoffert, age 75, of Pensacola, FL, passed away April 30, 2007 after a long illness. She was born in Redwing, Minn., but has been a resident of Pensacola for over 30 years. More...

ALFRED WELLS MORAN, JR.

1935-2007

Alfred Wells Moran, Jr., age 72, a native of Washington, D.C. and a resident of Gulf Breeze, FLdied Saturday, April 21, 2007, at a local hospital. Mr. Moran was a veteran of the U.S. More...

RYAN CHADRIC NICHOLS

Ryan Chadric Nichols, age 26, passed away suddenly April 28, 2007, at his home in Pensacola. Ryan grew up in Gulf Breeze, where he attended school. More...

Health

UWF Nursing program receives $1million endowment

The University of West Florida has announced an endowment gift of $600,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) to the UWF Foundation. More...

Take a Red Cross safety course today

Are you ready for hurricane season? Prepare your kit, your house and yourself by taking a Red Cross safety course today. Training is available in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

GB Hospital Auxiliary seeks teen volunteers Do you know a teen interested in a career in health care or a high school teen that needs volunteer hours for scholarship? More...

Legals

L E G A L S

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