July 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Spa rape suspect gets court date

Gulf Breeze nail salon owner Tanh Van "Victor" Ho, arrested on charges of sexual battery in November of 2006, will stand trial Aug. 6. Ho is accused of forcing himself on female patrons of Nail Spa Company, located at 3088 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

Young hippo dies at Zoo

Niles, a young hippo born on Christmas Day 2005, was found dead in his pen at The Zoo of Northwest Florida July 7. A full medical report and lab results were completed July 11. More...

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Community

Virtual museum tour @ your library

As part of the "You Never Know @ Your Library" Program, middle and high school students are encouraged to participate in an upcoming Virtual Museum Tour of Forensic Science taking place at Milton and Navarre Libraries on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Commissioner Broxson to host family reunion Commissioner John Broxson and other Broxson family members are seeking descendants of local pioneering families to attend a family reunion scheduled for Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. More...

Dagwood calls Gulf Breeze home

Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead have come to town and are making their home in the Tiger Point Shopping Center in the form of Dagwood's Sandwich Shoppes. More...

Entertainment

Willis' final run is explosive

"Live Free or Die Hard" Running time: 130 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13

It's safe to say that this is the last time Bruce Willis will be playing Detective John McClane, and you can tell that Willis wanted his iconic character to go out with a bang. And another bang. And ... More...

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 7/19 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Patrick Vining, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Steve Landers, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. More...

PLAN YOUR SUMMER

Pensacola Beach to host Sunday concert series

If you enjoy music and a sunset over Pensacola Beach, check out the island's latest addition, "Sundays on the Sound." The weekly concert series kicked off with Ooh La La playing at 5 p.m. More...

School

Mr. McCormick goes to Washington

GBHS junior Billy McCormick worked as a page in the U. S. Senate, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Billy served in the first session of Summer 2007 ending on June 29, 2007. The highlight of his tenure in Washington, D. More...

Faith

Cleaning up my desk and my life for God

We recently began a renovation project recently at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. We started with the church offices. One Sunday volunteers moved everything out of the offices and into the back classrooms. More...

Singing His praise

Kate Keenan, Callie Neumann and other participants enjoy the praise music of Showtime Roundup each afternoon during Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church (GBUMC). Over 1,000 children attended VBS between both campuses. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

St. Francis names new Director of Youth Ministry Jane Ellis has accepted the position as Director of Children and Youth Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 19 School Board Budget Presentation, 10 a.m., School District Administrative Offices, 5086 Canal Street, Milton Transit Feasibility Study Workshop, 10 a.m. More...

Health

Minimize your mosquito risk this summer

Many who have spent time outdoors over the last few weeks have felt the irritating and sometime painful bite of a hungry mosquito. There are two main variables which influence the number of mosquitoes in the county- temperature and moisture. More...

Catch health problems before they catch you

Karen Murphy/Gulf Breeze News On July 3, Life Line Screening set up shop at the Cabana Club on Pensacola Beach. Christy Sheets, right, files paper work for patients. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Sacred Heart announces new finance VP Hugh DePaulis has joined Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola as vice president of the Finance Department. He comes to Sacred Heart from St. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF ACTION

BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

IN RE: The unlicensed practice of electrical contracting Cedric Martin 325 Clay Street Pensacola, FL32505 CASE NO: 2005-028978EC UL LICENSE: Unlicensed The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint More...

NOTICE OF ACTION

BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

IN RE: The unlicensed practice of contracting Ellwood Thompson Aka Stephen Thompson 501 East Burgess Rd, #G-12 Pensacola, FL32504 CASE NO: 2006-034524CG UL LICENSE: Unlicensed The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an More...

NOTICE OF ACTION

BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

IN RE: The unlicensed practice of contracting Heidi Tharp PMB 201 8200 Hwy 98 Suite F Pensacola, FL32506 CASE NO: 2005-047391CG UL LICENSE: Unlicensed The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint More...

County considers ATV ban

Depending on what a public hearing shows, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) may soon get the thumbs down for use any where in Santa Rosa County. More...

Midway calculates budget trouble

Midway Fire District has a balanced budget -- all the way through September 2008. More...

GB man meets Pope Benedict XVI

Exactly what do you get the pope for his birthday? That's the question Gulf Breeze resident Patrick Welch had to answer before traveling to Vatican City to participate in Pope Benedict XVI's birthday mass on April 15. More...

City OKs $11.5 million bond issue

In a move designed to consolidate debt, float improvements and repairs and provide budget stability for the coming year, the Gulf Breeze City Council approved an $11.5 million bond issuance. More...

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Island News

Just another day in paradise...

A waterline near Avenida 22 burst July 11 leaving hundreds of Emerald Coast Utilities Authorty (ECUA) customers on the beach without water for nearly half a day. More...

College grads

It's that time of year when all the "new work force" is getting out of college. Some will graduate and others will just "finish!" I finished in 1974. However, they will all have to go to work, the curse of the leisure class! More...

Excercise and vacation in your own back yard

Part five of a multipart series

So far this column has explored exotic zoological exhibits, the clouds above Pensacola Beach, the waters of Santa Rosa Sound and the surf in the Gulf of Mexico for the best summer activities. More...

News

County holds hearing for land use

Once every seven years Florida counties are required by state law to hold a public hearing on their Comprehensive Plan and land use, which will include plans for future land use. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Felonies 7/7/07 Mims, Sylvia Ann, 41, B/F, 3000 block of Green Briar Circle, Gulf Breeze, fraud less than $20000 7/8/07 Williams, Christian Blake, 13, W/M, 3000 block of Maplewood Drive, Gulf Breeze, battery, More...

Study to guide future of public transport

The wheels are rolling for the Santa Rosa County transit feasibility study. More...

Sports

GB 9's repeat as state champs

GBSA's 7s finish as state runners up

For the second consecutive year, the GBSA 9-year-old All Stars won the Dizzy Dean state championship, hammering Fossil Park 14-0 July 9 at Shoreline Park. Gulf Breeze outscored their three opponents by a combined score of 32-2. More...

Argentinian rugby team visits Andrews Institute

Sixth-ranked Pumas play host France in World Cup opener in September

The Argentinian rugby team, the Pumas, will head back home this week after spending the past three weeks training at the Andrews Institute in preparation for the World Cup in September in France. "We've been working very hard. More...

Sports Briefs

Quarterback Club selling stadium seats to parents Parents of GBHS football players and cheerleaders can now purchase the best seats in the house for the five Friday night home games. More...

Obituaries

JAMES ALFRED JONES

1957-2007

James A. Jones, 49, of Gulf Breeze passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007. Known as J.J., Jim, James or simply Jimbo, he lived a full life always standing strong in his beliefs. The Jones family lost a wonderful husband, father, brother, and stepson. More...

MARJORIE COLLEY HARRINGTON MULLER

1931-2007

Marjorie Colley Harrington Muller passed away on July 7, 2007. She was a long time resident of Gulf Breeze, Florida and formerly of Houston, Texas and Mountain Brook, Alabama. She was born and raised in Eclectic, Alabama. More...

Seniors

Blacksnake draws a crowd

Last month, while visiting my doctor's office in the Tiger Point area, I looked out the door at the rear of the building just in time to see a 12 to 14-inch long snake leisurely making it way across the flagstones and grass outside. More...

Home & Garden

Flowering plants require care during the summer

The summer heat has arrived. High temperatures can be stressful on our colorful annual and perennial plants causing many to diminish in vigor and beauty. Even though it's hot outside, take the time to take care of your flowering plants. More...

A recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Crackles

Indulge your sweet tooth with this fast, no-bake recipe for chocolate cookies. TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes plus chilling time MAKES: 9 cookies 3 ounces semisweet chocolate 2 cups crispy rice cereal 2 graham crackers (5 inches by 2 1/2-inches each), More...

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Opinion

Big Easy ready to entertain

Now is the time to visit New Orleans. Yes, the hurricanes have taken their toll on the "Big Easy" but the city has earned that moniker for a reason. More...

Cartoon

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America has fallen into a slippery-slope

This was your land; this was my land, but that was before the US Supreme Court appointed George W. Bush President of the United States. Bush brought on Dick Cheney and each ignored laws they didn't like. More...