August 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rogers will not seek re-election

Santa Rosa County School Superintendent John Rogers says he loves his job, and claims Monday really is his favorite day of the week. More...

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Community

Funds continue for hurricane prep

Gulf Breeze family installs hurricane shutters with My Safe Home funds

The State of Florida is actively giving away money for private home hurricane mitigation and at least one local resident is making sure he doesn't miss out. More...

G B Library Book Club meets monthly

The Gulf Breeze Library Book Club holds the meetings on third Wednesday of each month, at 5:30 pm at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive. The August book selection was "The Assistant" by Bernard Malamud. More...

Citizens offers new 'wind-only' policy

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation will begin offering a single policy to its wind-only customers on Aug. 1, a move officials say will simplify things for consumers. More...

Entertainment

'Hairspray' is more than Travolta

CRITIC'S CORNER

"Hairspray" Running time: 107 minutes MPAA rating: PG "Hairspray" is a movie based on a Broadway musical that was, in turn, based on a 1988 film by the King of Bad Taste, John Waters and which starred the legendary drag diva Divine. More...

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 8/9 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Paul Killough, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. Friday 8/10 Paddy O' Leary's Paul Ewing, 8p.m. More...

PLAN YOUR SUMMER

'Evenings' to hold birthday bash for Seville Quarter

Seville Quarter's Rosie O'Grady's is celebrating its 40th birthday at Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 7- 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, and everybody is invited. More...

Faith

Group asks School Board to consider impact fees

One group of residents in the county wants to know why the school board is borrowing so much money to build their new schools, and wants the school board to implement impact fees on new developers to help pay for new schools. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

St. Ann to host city wide mass with prayers for healing The St. Ann and Our Lady of the Assumption Community of Praise will host a city-wide Mass with Prayers for Healing on August 13. More...

Test your Bible knowledge

1. Is the book of 3 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 22:2, whom did God command to sacrifice his only son? Isaac, Job, Noah, Abraham 3. Nearly how many years after Jesus' death were the Gospels written? More...

Obituaries

WOODSON ADAMS BIRTHRIGHT

Woodson Adams Birthright, infant son of Dr. Brian H. and Kate Graves Birthright, went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 27, 2007. More...

EARL WAYNE RICHBOURG 1924-2007

Earl Wayne Richbourg, born in Pensacola, Florida in 1924, went home to his heavenly father, July 30, 2007 at the age of 82. Earl was a World War II veteran, flying combat missions for the Navy. More...

Health

Tooth whitening: know the risks

With the increasing value many people place on sparkling white teeth as part of an attractive smile, more and more consumers are requesting teeth whitening, also known as bleaching, when they visit their dentists. More...

New brain chip research begins in Florida

Imagine a chip, strategically placed in the brain, that could prevent epileptic seizures or allow someone who has lost a limb to control an artificial arm just by thinking about it. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Obtain freedom from smoking Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer its "Freedom From Smoking" program starting Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 to help with the physical, psychological, and habitual components of nicotine addiction. More...

Home & Garden

Surprisingly good meals can be easy

Completely bored with cooking? Tired of looking through old magazines for something that sounds interesting? A new unofficial club has formed -- the Bored with Cooking Club. More...

Escape the chlorine routine

. Salt systems provide a kinder, gentler way to sanitize pool water

Imagine never having to add liquid or tablet chlorine to your pool. More...

The new hot thing: Going tankless

Automatic storage-tank water heaters have been around for over a hundred years, ever since a mechanical engineer named Edwin Ruud developed the first model in Pittsburgh in 1889. More...

Bank robber on the loose

Gulf Breeze Police say they are narrowing in on a handful of suspects but no arrests have been made in relation to a bank robbery July 27. Lt. More...

GBHS grad nets film debut

They were looking for a great idea, and they needed inspiration. Gwendolyn Oxenham of Gulf Breeze got together with a few friends during the Duke University alumni weekend last fall in Durham, N.C. More...

Sheriff proposes tents for inmates

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendall Hall says he knows how to raise a quick $386,905 he could apply to his next year's budget. That would almost make up the half a million dollars he is asking county commissioners to add to his budget for next year. More...

Events

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Island News

Bubba's Beach

Humor for lexophiles...

I am often called a "lexophile." It ain't in the dictionary, but if you are one, you know what I'm talking about! I love words. I know that is a mis-conception of what I am supposed to be like in life, but "say-lavee," as the Bubbas say. More...

Geronimo's Outpost offers variety, quality gifts

There is an exciting thing happening on Pensacola Beach and it has a lot to do with two activities enjoyed by both visitors and locals -- spending time on beautiful Pensacola Beach and shopping! More...

Lots of ways to enjoy remaining days of summer on Pensacola Beach

Local schools are starting August 20, but the fun isn't over on Pensacola Beach. More...

News

200 attend Broxson reunion

The Broxson Extended Family Reunion held July 29 in Milton drew over 200 people. There were a lot more than 'just Broxsons' at the gathering, since that extended family includes branches of many well known families along the peninsula. More...

Photography class starts Aug. 13

The Wide Angle Photo Club will begin a free four-part instructional series on Basic Photography this month at their August 13 meeting. More...

GB grocery stores remove recalled, tainted canned goods

Gulf Breeze grocery stores have already removed recalled canned goods from their shelves after Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. More...

Sports

New era, new look '07

More than 120 kids came out to the first day of football practice at Gulf Breeze High on Monday. The players played in shirts, shorts and helmets, with today marking their first in full pads. This year is new in several ways. More...

Sports Briefs

GBHS QB Club BBQ August 17 The GBHS Intrasquad and Barbecue is August 17 at Dolphin Stadium. Cost is $3 per person. The Quarterback Club will be on hand to register new members and to elicit volunteers for various tasks during the 2007 season. More...

44-lb. king nets $12K for Team Kingscape

Team Kingscape, headed by Todd King of Gulf Breeze, caught a kingfish weighing 44 pounds, 9 ounces July 28 to win the Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series Upper Gulf Division event in Cocodrie, La., and $12,000 cash. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 9 Jewelry Sale Thursday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. More...

Seniors

Medicare budget could be slashed by $410 million

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch wrote an opinion piece recently that warns of the coming (or is it already here?) nightmare of home health care. More...

A bridge play that's fit for a king

Declarer lacks the advantage of seeing the defenders' cards at the start of a hand, but he will normally do just as well in most deals as if he saw all 52 cards from the outset. More...

The ins and the outs of preparing for an art show

Across the street the other day, I was struck by a sight familiar from my own past. My artist neighbor and her husband were loading canvasses in their car trunk and back seat. Well, it must be time for another art exhibit. More...

Opinion

Foreign workers are not maltreated

Many request to work double shifts and multiple jobs

I'm the sinister, horn blower driving the van with dark tinted windows. More...

On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

Do you feel safe traveling on area bridges?

"Yes, because our bridges are more of a concrete structure, unlike the one that collapsed (in Minneapolis)." -Kristi Basel Gulf Breeze More...

Thanks for the positive coverage of The Zoo

Thank you so much for Franklin Hayes' positive article and kind words about the zoo. It was absolutely wonderful. I was very disappointed to see the slant that the PNJ took. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MTAG CUST/CARLYLE ASSET MGMT holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...