May 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

HBTS board ousted

The Holley by the Sea (HBTS) Homeowners Association has successfully recalled its board of directors. More...

Wildfires ravaging County

Recent wildfire outbreaks have local officials on their toes hoping that more of Santa Rosa County's forests don't go up in smoke. More...

City Council grants liquor sales variance

At its regular meeting Monday night, Gulf Breeze City Council approved a variance to allow liquor sales at the Publix Supermarket in the Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center. More...

Special Sections



100 years

Centennial celebration is 'grand' for Lillie Cox

Lillie Cox was born May 7, 1907. Her family decided it was time for a big birthday party a couple weeks ago at The Villas in Gulf Breeze, where Lillie lives. More...

Class reunions planned

Gulf Breeze HS 1977 - The 1977 Class of Gulf Breeze High School is planning its 30th class reunion for June 29-July 1 on Pensacola Beach. More...

No trash pickup on Memorial Day for Gulf Breeze residents

Residents living within the city limits of Gulf Breeze will need to contend with their household garbage for a few extra days. More...



Spider-Man 3 falls flat

" Spider- Man 3" Running time: 140 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 By the time you read this, "Spider-Man 3" will have made so much money, it would be enough for Angelina Jolie to adopt three-fourths of Africa. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 5/ 24 Paddy O' Leary's   Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill   Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's   Knee Deep, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge   Boogie Bob, 7 p.m. More...


Tonight's 'Evenings' concert salutes armed forces

The Pensacola Civic Band will pay tribute to our armed forces at the Evenings in Olde Seville Square concert on Thursday, May 24 from 7- 9:15 p.m. in historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. More...


Pensacola Beach Elementary's fifth graders moving on to middle school

Next stop, middle school

The following Pensacola Beach Elementary School students finished up their elementary school education and will be moving on to middle school in August (first row, from left): Gunnar Knost, D.J.Vann, Cate Hodges, Reghan Elliott, John Burrell, Robbi More...

Gupta leads GBMS' Class of 2007

Gulf Breeze Middle's Top 10

Front: Evan Bernard, Kyle McKissack, Nathan Gupta (Valedictorian) Back: Tyler Wright, Darian DeMaria, Elle Wade, Morgan Floyd, Julie Brown, Katie McIver (Salutatorian). Not pictured: Andrew Clark. More...

Suelflow takes second at county 4H Tropicana Speech Contest

WBMS' Betts second among sixth graders; OBES' Laurent fourth

Kristyn Suelflow, a fifth grader at Gulf Breeze Elementary School, took second place at the recent 4H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest held at the County Auditorium in Milton. More...


Here's what I learned in the Navy

May is military appreciation month. As a retired Navy Chaplain and the father of a Marine 2nd Lieutenant and another child headed to Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, I would like to share what I learned in the Navy. More...

Faith Briefs

GBUMC accepting VBS registration Vacation Bible School will be celebrated on both campuses of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church in June and you may register now. Main Campus dates are June 18-22. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 24    School Board Meeting, 10 a.m., School District Administrative Offices, 5086 Canal Street, Milton Friday, May 25    No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, More...


Medications may cause oral health problems, dentists say

Dry mouth can make a person more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay

With the coming of warmer weather, millions of allergy sufferers will reach into their medicine cabinets for relief. They'll join the millions more who treat or manage a range of diseases with medications. More...

Covenant Hospice breaks ground on Goldenberg Inpatient Residence

The community is invited to attend a ground breaking ceremony and capital campaign kick-off celebration at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at the Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence, located at 10075 Hillview Rd. in Pensacola. More...

Schulte named as pharmacist of the month by PCCA

Pharmacist Chris Schulte, R.Ph. of Pensacola Apothecary in Pensacola has been named Pharmacist of the Month by Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) for May 2007. More...


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Ford reports from Tallahassee

I expected to have a high pressure first session and I was not disappointed. The pressure stemmed from my late election and arriving in Tallahassee after the cut-off for filing bills. More...

On the Spot:

Do you think illegal immigrants living in the US should be given amnesty?

"I think there should be some stipulations or criteria to go along with it. If they are employed, self-supporting and their presence here wouldn't be another draw on our economic system, then possibly. More...

A tip of the mortarboard...

Gulf Breeze High's Class of 2007 Valedictorian Johnathan Lott (left) and Salutatorian Juliana Matthews led their class to receive diplomas last week at the Pensacola Civic Center. More...

GB students clean up at Science Olympiad Nationals

Gulf Breeze middle and high school students excelled in this year's Science Olympiad national competition. More...

Just a test: City to hold hurricane drill

City of Gulf Breeze Hurricane Drill June 5 8:15 a.m.

The City of Gulf Breeze will be holding a hurricane exercise on June 5 to test and identify all the key points used in the event of a disaster. The drill will begin at approximately 8:15 a.m. More...



Island News

The Don Imus fallout

Well, this Don Imus thing has gotten the Bubbas of America (BOA) back into the survey business. We have had a great deal of fallout on this thing and are a bit confused by the word "HO!" How can we use it? W ho can use it? What does it mean? More...

To condo or not to condo?

Rinke, MacQueen on opposite sides of issue

If condominium hotels are simply hotels with multiple owner financing, why is it causing so much dissension on Pensacola Beach? More...

Beach ready for summer kickoff

Every morning, a truck rides along the sugar white sands of the core area, dragging a rake to remove beer cans and other debris so visitors will see a fresh, clean expanse leading to the Gulf of Mexico. More...


Burn ban in effect

It is illegal to burn household garbage (including paper products), treated lumber, rubber materials, tires, pesticides, paint, and aerosol containers. More...

GBPD encourages seniors to volunteer

Senior volunteer crime fighting programs have proven to be worth a worthwhile effort Gulf Breeze Police Department (GBPD) say and there are plans to expand their reach. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office. More...


Jamboree learning experience for Dolphins

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team had a busy week last week, playing in a three-team jamboree at Pace on May 15 before returning home for the Blue and White game three days later. More...

2007-08 Gulf Breeze High School Dance Team

New team hosts camp June 4

The recently picked 2007-08 GBHS dance team will hold a Dance Camp June 4-8 in the high school gym. This camp is open to kindergartners through eighth-graders. More...

Sports Briefs

Christian Surfers Paddle Out Saturday at Pensacola Beach The Pensacola Christian Surfers will hold a Paddle Out Memorial May 26 at 9 a.m. on the west side of the Pensacola Beach Pier. The PCS will also hold a free surf clinic at 10 a.m. More...


Lani Elise Holston


Lani Elise Holston passed away May, 11 2007, in Louisville Kentucky. She was born on October 16, 1968 in Pensacola and grew up in Gulf Breeze. More...

Floyd Rust Smith, Jr.

August 9,1917 - May 17, 2007

Floyd Rust Smith, Jr., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at the age of 89. He was born in Mobile, but his family moved to Pensacola one year later. More...


Dollar seventy-six doesn't go as far as it once did

An upcoming price rise of the Santa Rosa county schools' lunch costs for the next term is the first price rise in 10 years, and it will be a nominal 25 cents. More...

Home & Garden

hurricanes ahead

Santa Rosa County, FEMA prepare for 2007 season

Hurricane Season 2007 is a little more than a week away and government agencies are preparing for what weather forecasters are saying will be a very active storm season. More...

Homeowners, businesses urged to get ready

WASHINGTON - With above-average activity predicted for the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season beginning June 1, the U.S. More...

Be prepared for hurricane season

Document property with visual records

There are many stories of people who have endured months without settlements from their hurricane damaged homes. Which makes us stop and think about how prepared we are to show the value of our own home to insurance providers. More...