October 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County mulls jail expansion

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall won't be putting up tents any time soon for federal inmates. But, county commissioners voted to ask for bids from architects on a more permanent addition to the jail. More...

School bus system may change

School Board member Ed Gray III spoke to Gulf Breeze Rotary last week both praising Santa Rosa County Schools and raising some concerns. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Kids design perfect school

Patti Triplett's Gifted Enrichment classes at Gulf Breeze Middle School are energetic and achieving gigantic things. Kids are designing for kids. More...

Entertainment

Have fun with spooky Halloween décor

(ARA) - Any kid who's ever jumped out from behind a bush to surprise a friend can tell you giving -- and getting -- a good scare can be great fun. Modern Halloween has become a uniquely American homage to our love for a good, clean fright. More...

Naval museum comes alive for Halloween celebration

The blockbuster hit "A Night at the Museum" left audiences wishing they could step back inside history and meet those that have played a role in our past. On Oct. More...

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Stage Fright in Pensacola For years, Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) has been celebrating Halloween with a horrifying haunted experience. Stage Fright returns this October with a trilogy of terrors designed for even more chills and thrills. More...

Sports

Arnold wins battle of marine mascots

Dolphins still control playoff destiny despite 31-17 loss to Marlins

Coach Chris Nemith felt like his team was prepared and felt good about their chances before their District 1-3A clash with Arnold Friday. More...

Sports Schedule

Oct. 25 Region 1-2A final swim meet in Tallahassee, 9 a.m. District 1-4A VB final at GBHS, 7 p.m. Oct. 26 Girls S vs. Niceville in Preseason Classic at Brosnaham Park, 7 p.m. Oct. More...

Sports Briefs

Optimist Golf Tournament rescheduled The Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze eighth Annual Golf Tournament, which was scheduled for last Friday, has been rescheduled for Nov. 9. at Osceola Golf Course in Pensacola. More...

Obituaries

ALEC CHRISTOPHER KESSLER, MD 1967 - 2007

Alec Christopher Kessler, MD, died Saturday, October 13, 2007. Alec was born January 13, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Jay and Ginger Kessler. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Oct. 25 Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild New Member Coffee, 10 a.m., 1905 East Strong St., Pensacola. Guild members and prospective members may contact Membership Chair Karen Mick at 850-474-1569 to RSVP. More...

Seniors

Events in Jena conjure up memories from the 50s

With all the renewed stir about race relations in the wake of the student flare-up in Jena, La, I was reminded of my own days when racial relations were a concern, when I was starting a Brownie troop in the mid-1950s in an affluent neighborhood of More...

Health

Andrews tackles football head injuries

Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) are joining forces in the wake of national concern to prevent head injuries in young athletes. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Bilbrey honored by SHSMD Pamela A. More...

Opinion

Local government should be measured

In my opinion, there is at least one factor that has directed the blame for all the tax problems in Florida toward county and city governing bodies- the lack of a measuring device to assess the effectiveness of local government. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Driver's handbook contract at risk in Tallahassee

As lawmakers work to cut property taxes and balance the state budget, there's a contradictory move afoot in Tallahassee to actually increase the burden on taxpayers on something the state is currently receiving for free. More...

Property nets $1.6 million purchase bid

A $1.6 million bid may purchase property that is currently occupied by the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, but the developer says the chamber may not need to move. More...

Teen drinking on the rise in Santa Rosa

More Santa Rosa County teens are consuming alcohol than their counterparts in other counties in Florida. Santa Rosa is one of 15 of Florida's 67 counties with the highest alcohol use among teens within 30 days of a state survey conducted in 2006. More...

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Island News

Beach road repairs underway

After more than two years after Hurricane Dennis ravaged repair work begun on J. Earle Bowden Way, construction is underway once more. More...

Networking at WSRE's Wine & Food Classic

Photos by Patti Spaniola/ Gulf Breeze News RIGHT: Mary and TJ Henriques with Toscha Comeaux More...

New traditions can transform Halloween into fun

The evening of October 31 is the date set aside to celebrate Halloween. Some of the activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted houses, viewing horror films, and going on haunted hayrides. More...

News

Out of state fugitive caught

The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Richard Allen Lyon at a residence on East River Drive in Navarre in the early morning of Oct. 16. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Faith

Say prayers of thanksgiving

I arrive early at church every morning to spend 45 minutes to an hour in prayer and Bible study. More...

Harvest Festival returns to GB rec center

It's Harvest Festival time again. Each year, as the season begins to change from hot summer days to cooler fall ones, Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze takes the opportunity to gather families together to celebrate God's love. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

St. Augustine becomes parish St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Navarre reached two major milestones in October 2007: the mission achieved full parish status and said goodbye to their long-time vicar, the Rev. Neil Kaminski. More...

Business

Spouses need to share information

Financial Snapshot

Every spousal financial relationship is unique. Over time couples develop their own systems for handling financial matters. More...

CHS receives $1.6 million federal grant

Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) received a $1.6 million grant to address complex trauma in children living in foster care and to promote stability for foster, adoptive and biological families. More...

Some scary things about intellectual property law

It seems more and more that when I meet with clients, I am spending a lot of time explaining that Intellectual Property (IP) law is illogical and, therefore, down right scary! I suppose that's why there are law schools. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT NEPTUNE 1 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...