November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

GB schools to get much-needed updates

Gulf Breeze schools will be getting a lot more than a facelift, if the improvements on the Santa Rosa County School Board's approved list get done next year. More...

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GB students launch new drug program

One student's prescription pill expulsion launches county-wide prevention program

A group of 10 Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) one Gulf Breeze Middle School (GBMS) student are putting together a drug prevention program that school board members have decided to implement in all Santa Rosa County high schools and middle schools. More...

Car burglarized at Tiger Point Park

Acar was burglarized recently at Tiger Point Park while its owner was exercising nearby. According to a sheriff's office report, a black 2004 Nissan Armada was broken into on Oct. 14 sometime between 6:40 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. More...

Supervisor of Elections changes south end precincts

New voting precinct slated for Midway Baptist Church

Some Midway and Navarre voters are getting a little extra elbow room. Midway is getting an additional voting precinct, and one Navarre precinct is expanding. Ann Bodenstein, Supervisor of Elections, told Santa Rosa County Commissioners Oct. More...


'Michael Clayton' thrills audiences

Critic's Corner

"Michael Clayton" Running Time: 120 minutes MPAA rating: R When I saw the poster and previews for "Michael Clayton," I had no idea what this movie was supposed to be about. In fact, it looked kind of dull. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 11/1 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session, 7:30 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 11/2 Sandshaker Lounge Wildwood, 8:30 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Just Cuz, 9 p.m. More...

Arts and music abound after Halloween thrills disappear


Covenant Hospice dishes the scoop In celebration of National Hospice Month, Covenant Hospice is inviting the community to an ice cream social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Martin Luther King, Jr. More...


Lady Dolphin golf team state bound, boys' season ends

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin golf team is hoping by the time they read this, they'll have made history. More...

GBHS to send six swimmers to state

The Gulf Breeze High swim team will be represented by five females and one male at Friday's 2A state swim meet at the Central Florida YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando. Michala Nowak and Jacqueline St. More...

Dolphin football playoff lives on line Friday

District champs, runners up, shootout and elimination all still valid options

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins, despite their 2-6 record are still in the thick of the District 1-3A playoff hunt. The Dolphins play at PHS Friday, while West Florida hosts Arnold - with tons of playoff possibilities. More...



Al Winfield, passed away on Oct. 16, 2007, at home after a brave battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Alameda.He was deputy chief of police for Vacaville, Calif. from 1988-2001.After retiring, he worked for Basalite in Dixon. More...


A memorial for Al Winfield, 61, of Dixon, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Vacaville, Calif. Pastor Leroy Gainey officiated. A reception followed at the Ulatis Cultural Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, Calif. More...


When is the best time to invest?

Financial Thoughts

Sir John Templeton is one of the founders of Franklin Templeton Investments. More...

And the winner is...

President/CEO of Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Northwest Florida Norman Wright, left, poses with Vice President of Customer Care for Cox Communications Mike Grossman. More...


Benson's Barber Shop in new spot Benson's Barber Shop now has a new location at 1171 Gulf Breeze Parkway. They are located in the Office Depot shopping plaza in between Pizza Hut and the Cinema 4. Business hours are still 7:30 a.m. More...


Political Cartoon


Save Our Homes may be portable

I would like to share with you what has recently transpired in the area of property taxes. As you are probably aware, the "super homestead" property tax amendment that was to appear on the ballot on Jan. More...

Getting it right is better than getting it first

One of the hardest parts of being a newspaper publisher is keeping a secret. Many times, we are entrusted with the "rest of the story" that we keep off the record to keep our sources comfortable talking to us on the record. More...

Future of Benson Bldg. unknown

When the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church sold the property known as the Benson Building on the corner of Highway 98 and Northcliffe Drive in mid-August, rumors were that a Walgreen's was coming to town. More...

County courthouse committee cancelled

Santa Rosa County Commiss ion Chairman Tom Stewart arrived at last week's commission meeting ready to appoint a 25-member courthouse committee. More...

Parents contest expulsion

Parents of a Gulf Breeze High student decided to go completely public last week with details of their son's expulsion by asking for a formal hearing before the school board on the issue. More...



Island News

It's a ball at PBES' Fall Festival

The old fashioned ways of having fun are still the best, it appeared, as throngs crowded the parking lot of Pensacola Beach Elementary School Friday evening. More...

La Bahia says it owns 13 additional residential leases

Residential cap is already met; Portofino holds remaining number

All the 4,130 units in the residential cap are accounted for, or so the staff at the Santa Rosa Island Authority thought. More...

Putting faith into action returns good feelings

I read a sentence this evening that was quoted from a novel and gave me something to ponder. More...


County offers chamber $80,000

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce might need a new home, but it won't go hunting empty handed. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. Felonies 10/22/07 Ashcraft III, Jack Dewayne, 24, W/M, 2500 block Salmanca St. Navarre, Failure to appear 10/24/07 Millan, Tyler Victor, 16, H/M, 8900 block Ellen Ct. More...


Area teachers earn TeacherGrants from SREF

The following area teachers were recently awarded $500 TeacherGrants from the Santa Rosa Education Foundation. The Junior League of Pensacola, the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club and Santa Rosa Realty of N.W. More...


Studer Group employees support Covenant Hospice during Day of Caring

Studer Group employees Petra Owens, Krista Schnoor, Sarah McGaughey, Candace Edwards, Sarah Messer, and Carmen White (left to right) design and create cards for Covenant Hospice patients in Milton. More...

Bishop Ricard to bless St. Sylvester addition

Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, will bless the new education multi-purpose building of St. Sylvester Catholic Church on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m. This newest addition to St. More...

GBUMC rounds up kids for Fall Fest Nov. 4

Children's Ministries at the Main Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will have "Wild West Fall Fest" on Sunday, November 4 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. "Wild West Fall Fest" will be a fun family event in the Children's Building. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Nov. 1 SRC Tourist Development Council North End Committee 8:30 a.m. SRC Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart St, Milton Education Task Force Meeting 11:30 AM- 1 PM at Oriole Beach Elementary School, 1260 Oriole Beach Rd. More...


Florida seniors defend Medicare

More than 30 seniors from Florida joined more than 350 from across the country at a rally on Capitol Hill recently to urge members of congress to protect their Medicare Advantage benefits. More...

Jena events a reminder of the 50's

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...



Dr. Kellen recertifies with American Board of Family Medicine Dr. David Kellen successfully completed the Recertification Examination by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), More...

Home & Garden

Early fall color could be sign of tree distress

In many parts of North America, people will soon enjoy one of nature's finest shows: fall foliage. More...

Lukewarm water raises hot topics...and a moldy toilet

Q: Hi Ed, first let me tell you thanks! For single mothers like myself, your column and book is full of professional information that helps us finally figure out and understand many of our house problems on our own. More...



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...