May 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Man dies as result of April 20 traffic crash

A car wreck at the intersection of Highway 98 and Tiger Point Boulevard claimed the life of one of the drivers. John T. Mullikin, 69 of Gulf Breeze, died May 5 as a result of the traffic crash at 6:55 a.m. April 20. More...

Principal leaving Oriole Beach for district job

Sherry Diamond knows how busy you can get when you are trying to end one job while beginning another. Diamond is Oriole Beach Elementary School's principal. She has been for the last nine years, but this is her last couple weeks in that job. More...

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Community

Citizens attend Gulf Breeze Town Hall Meeting

As Gulf Breeze City Council members prepare to develop their budget for the next fiscal year, city officials held their annual Town Hall Meeting May 7 to gain input from residents. More...

Two more lanes planned for US98 from Seashore to Garcon Point

The future of US 98 is not set in stone and local transportation planners are keeping their eyes and ears open to suggestions. More...

Driver license office extends hours

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will offer an additional day of service and new office hours for full-time Driver License office. Driver license offices statewide will now be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Entertainment

CRITIC'S CORNER

Grindhouse gives 1970's nostalgia

" Grindhouse" Running time: 185 minutes MPAA rating: R For those who came of age in the late '60s and '70s, the heyday of the grindhouse flick, our moviegoing appetites were sated by a constant buffet of Bad Girls ("Faster, Pussycat! Kill! More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 5/ 17 Kooter Borwn's West End   Oriskany Anniversary   Celebration, 5 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's   Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill   Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. More...

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND

Belmont offers hot glass, cold beer

The Belmont Arts Center will hold its next "Hot Glass, Cold Beer" open house fundraiser Friday, May 18 from 5-9 p.m. More...

School

GBES opens new science garden/lab

On Thursday April 19, the fifth grade students in Janice Wilkins, Terrie Lyons, and Natalie Sommer classes broke the ground on the Gulf Breeze Elementary School (GBES) campus to create an outdoor Science Garden/Lab. 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. More...

WBMS grads walk the aisle Tuesday

Principal Conni Carnley, Assistant Principal Will Nowling and the rest of the faculty and staff at Woodlawn Beach Middle School congratuate the following eighth graders, who will graduate Tuesday: MICHAEL ADAMS, JAMES ADDIS, JESSE ADKINS, KENDRYX More...

Faith

St. Ann again will pray for calm waters before hurricane season

St. Ann Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze, and Our Lady of the Assumption Mission, Pensacola Beach, invite all to join them in praying for a safe hurricane season this year on May 19 and 20. More...

Bible schools being planned

First Baptist VBS starts Wednesday 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. More...

St. Francis of Assisi's Midsummer Party is June 9

Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets for St. Francis of Assisi's Midsummer Night Party, Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 9 pm at 1 St. Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze. Join St. More...

Health

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

Some strokes are always fatal

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: A few months ago, my husband passed away. He had been in reasonably good health, took care of himself, ate sensibly, watched his weight and exercised religiously. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

GBH seeks help from teen volunteers

Teens interested in a career in health care, or high school teens that need volunteer hours for scholarships are encouraged to contact Gulf Breeze Hospital. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

April was a month of progress

Congratulations to the world class Andrews Clinic which is currently celebrating the opening of its magnificent new facility in the city of Gulf Breeze. More...

On the Spot:

Do you think the FCAT is effective measurement of student ability?

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GB, Midway FD burying the hatchet

Though tempers flared between Midway Fire District representatives (MFD) and city staff members at a Gulf Breeze City Council meeting May 7, both sides have decided to bury the hatchet in the interest of public safety. More...

Lifeguard wins ambulance bid

Lifeguard Transportation Services, Inc. was chosen last week as the new ambulance provider for the next five years for Santa Rosa County. More...

Fruitticher remembered with artificial reef

Sometimes the unseen reminders can leave the greatest impact. A local marine enthusiast will be remembered with an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

County OKs additional tax break for seniors

Santa Rosa County Commissioners recently voted to give low-income seniors a break on their property taxes. On April 10 Property Appraiser Greg Brown appeared before the commissioners to request an extra tax break for county residents. More...

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Island News

Famous last words

When I was in the Funeral Business here in Gulf Breeze, I used to get notices on strange tombstones and famous last words. More...

As a charter school, PBES must raise own funds

Pensacola Beach Elementary School (PBES) has had a history of doing more with less, sometimes with even nothing at all. More...

National Park Service offers family summer activities

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced that the National Seashore will be offering expanded ranger-led interpretive programs for the summer season. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 5/7/07 Valerio Parson, Jose Fernando, 26, H/M, 3200 block of Auburn Parkway, Gulf Breeze, aggravated assault 5/8/07 Obong, Rey Alvin, 19, A/M, 9900 block of Parker Lake Circle, Navarre, More...

1 hurt when car, school bus collide

A car hit a school bus Wednesday morning, sending the car's passenger to the hospital for minor injuries. None of the seven passengers on the school bus were hurt. Lt. More...

Correction:

In a March 15 story about Kylie Valin, "Salon to donate proceeds to brain tumor patient") her family was misidentified because of incorrect information supplied to the reporter. More...

Sports

A record number of teams came out for the annual Gulf Breeze Relay for Life last Friday at Dolphin Stadium. More...

New cheerleaders, new gear

The Dolphin football team's spring jamboree at Pace Tuesday was also the debut for the 2007-08 varsity cheerleaders, who are selling t-shirts and sweatshirts starting tomorrow at the team's Blue and White game. More...

Sports Briefs

Optimist Fishing Rodeo this weekend The 32nd Annual Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Fishing Rodeo will be held May 19-20 at Shoreline Park, South in Gulf Breeze. Grand Prize this year is a cash award of $1,000 plus many other prizes. More...

Obituaries

KIM FORGIONE

Kim Forgione, aka "Boats," beloved mother and wife, has gone to meet her maker. She passed away very peacefully, at her home in Jacks onvill e , Fla., with her husband and family by her side. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 17 USS Oriskany Anniversary Celebration, including skydiving over the site of the reef, presentation of the Ship's Bell and more. For details, call MBT Divers at (850) 455- 7702. More...

Home & Garden

Jump Summer

Nothing says summer like a backyard pool from Pensacola Pools

There is nothing more wonderful than diving into your own pool after a hot summer day. Adding a pool is actually like creating a lifelong vacation retreat! How can you go about turning your back yard into a vacation paradise at home? More...

Summer is a time for grilling out

Grilled Chicken Skewers With Mango and Pineapple Serves: 4 3/4       cup   Hidden   Valley   Organic Ranch dressing 1   canned   chipotle   c More...

Chef Rick Bayless shares his secrets for successful summer get-togethers

With warm weather upon us, it's time to dust off the grill and patio furniture and get ready for backyard parties and barbecues. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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