June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident donates grant funds to park

Playground equipment outdated, inadequate

If one good deed deserves another, then a local mom is hoping her good deed will spark several others to do the same. More...

Do we need a beltway?

Elements of a long range transportation plan are beginning to take shape as elected officials plan for future growth. More...

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Community

Burn ban lifted

After consultation with Division of Forestry officials, the burn ban in Santa Rosa County has been lifted. Recent rains and moderate humidity have lead to a drop in the drought index. More...

Santa Rosa County Library System will offer 'tween and teen summer program

This year's exciting summer program for Tweens (middle school) and Teens (high school) continues the "Mystery@Your Library" theme. Beginning July 16 through August 10, tweens and teens can read for prizes and take part in special events. More...

Celebrity Chef does not disappoint

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine joined eat! Chef Alphonse 'Lee' Lucier and Diane M. Henderiks, RD, 'Dietitian in the Kitchen," for an evening of gourmet foods paired with fantastic wines, and the crowd was not disappointed. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 6/28 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Mike Quinn, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. Friday 6/29 Paddy O' Leary's Paul Ewing, 8p.m. More...

Crude comedy 'Knocked Up' is touching, hilarious

"Knocked Up" Running time: 129 minutes MPAA rating: R I am a huge fan of writer/director Judd Apatow. I loved "Freaks and Geeks," and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was the funniest movie of 2005. More...

Salute the 60's with the Reunion Band

PLAN YOUR SUMMER

Get your dancing shoes on for Evenings in Olde Seville Square tonight! Always a smash hit with concert crowds, The Reunion Band returns to Evenings in Olde Seville Square with their catchy cover tunes of rock 'n roll oldies from 7-9:30 p.m. More...

School

Strong spellers

Jamie Seabrooke (right) won Oriole Beach's Annual Spelling Bee on May 15. The winning word was 'enormous.' The second place winner was Jessica Laenger. Both third grade students are in Susie Knight's class. More...

Faith

Group from St. Ann plans mission trip

Fourteen persons will be traveling to the St Ann mission in Chimbote, Peru in the next few weeks. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

First Baptist Church plans Drama Camp First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze, 555 Fairpoint Drive, will have a professional Drama Instructor for July 9-13 and July 16-20, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries

JANICE STRINGFIELD

Janice Rusk Stringfield passed away on Monday, June 18, 2007 at home with her loving family around her. She had been living with her daughter and son-in-law in Wetumpka, Ala. since becoming ill. More...

JOHNNIE MAE NELSON

1923-2007 Johnnie Mae Nelson, 83, of Gulf Breeze, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Nelson was born on July 21, 1923 in Pensacola. She was a homemaker and active in volunteer work throughout her husband's Military Career. More...

Health

Fix baggy, heavy looking eyes

Dear Doctor: I have very heavy looking eyes. Really, my eyes are the only thing that bothers me about the aging process so far. Is there a procedure where you can get your eyes done without having a facelift? Dear Reader: Yes. More...

Alzheimer's fundraising soaring

Fundraising efforts for the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute's are taking off. The Fraternal Order of Eagles chose the Institute as their charity of the year and raised $120,000 so far for the non-profit organization. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Medical council installs officers The Medical Educational Council of Pensacola, (MECOP) recently installed new officers for 2007-2009 as follows: Paul Baroco, MD - President; Paul McLeod, MD - Vice-president. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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How to kill pests without killing yourself

There are about 50 to 60 million insect species on earth - we have named only about 1 million and there are only about 1,000 pest species - already over 50 percent of these thousand pests are already resistant to our volatile, dangerous, syntheti More...

Modern headlines equate to great joke material

Now is a great time to be a comedian, because we live in such interesting times. For starters, there are a handful of celebrities having "blonde moments" and generally being obnoxious - intentionally or not. More...

County stalls Midway FD ambulance

Midway Fire District officials must wait another couple months at least to know whether they are going to be able to accept a grant for an ambulance to be used in their district. More...

Mediacom CEO visits Gulf Breeze

In an uncommon visit to the Gulf Coast, Mediacom founder and CEO Rocco Commisso paused for an interview with Gulf Breeze News. More...

Ambulance service to start in Aug.

Lifeguard ambulance, based in Gulf Breeze, will take over the county's ambulance services as of one minute after midnight on Aug. 1 this year. That's what county commissioners announced Monday. More...

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Island News

July 4, 2007

I don't think there is a more traditional holiday than July 4th. It is our time to celebrate who we are. We tend to be with family more on this day than all others, maybe with the exception of Christmas. We love who we are. More...

Summer time in the jungle

favorite attractions this week: The ZOO. The ZOO of Northwest Florida The animals and caretakers at The ZOO have been busy over the last few weeks, adding a handful of juvenile animals to the park's inventory. More...

We trust God on Independence Day

As we celebrate the independence of our Nation on Wednesday of next week, we are surely aware of all the forces that tend to destroy the very foundations of our freedoms. They are not only the "enemies" outside, but within as well. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. Felonies 6/18/07 Hurst, Robert Dean, 61, W/M, 2600 block of Turkey Creek Drive, Navarre, aggravated assault Turman, Bobby Wayne, 32, W/M, 8100 block of Menorca Street, Navarre, More...

It's never too late to begin planning

Financial Snapshot

Hello readers and welcome to the first edition of Financial Snapshot. I'm Jon Kagan, a Financial Advisor with Raymond James and Gulf Winds Wealth Strategies, a division of Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

SBA hosts live web chat today Arthur Woods, Young Entrepreneur and Business Owner will answer questions in an online chat forum Thursday, June 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

GB 9s win second straight district

Tiger Point 8s take third, eliminate Gulf Breeze in final at bat

For the third consecutive weekend, the GBSA U9 All Stars were tournament champions, the most recent the Dizzy Dean District 1 title, beating Perdido 16-3 June 21 at Shoreline Park. More...

Kerby new Lady Dolphin soccer coach

Simon becomes asst soccer, softball coach at Navarre

Sharon Kerby, a fourth grade teacher at West Navarre Intermediate School, became the new Lady Dolphin soccer coach Thursday. More...

Gulf Breeze golfers shining in summertime

Hicks, Dorsey, Ryals, Jordan all winners in June

Sarah Hicks won her second tournament in as many weekends Sunday, winning the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tiger Point Junior Classic. More...

Calendar of Events

Article

Thursday, June 28 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Senior Leadership Briefing, 1:30 p.m. More...

Seniors

Sometimes, mothers do know best

I tuned in channel 23 early last Saturday night for the "Brit Sits," the English situation comedies I love so well - 'Are you Being Served' and 'Keeping Up Appearances,' and caught the tail end of the Lawrence Welk Hour as well. More...

Home & Garden

Give your garden personal style with designed pots

There's nothing like a potted plant to enhance the corner of a room. But how do you enhance a potted plant? You know my answer, of course -- embellish it! To bring more depth to a room's decor, try combining opposites. More...

Dealing with drought

As I travel the country, I'm hearing more and more about the shortage of water and seeing the toll it's taking on lawns and gardens. More...

Reclaim your front lawn

A lawn or front yard in the early American neighborhood meant you had money to burn. In the 19th century, only the wealthy could sacrifice area for the grounds around a house. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

All Board of County Commissioner Meetings and other county department meetings are held at the County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, More...

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LAND USE AND INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE

The Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board and Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider a change of land use and/or rezoning of land areas depicted on the maps within this advertisement. More...

LEGALS

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Certificate Number: NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THOMAS N OR LINDA J WHITESPUNNER holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed More...