November 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City raises dump fees

The City Council has authorized changes in the minimum rates charged at the Gulf Breeze Transfer Station effective Nov. 1. More...

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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


GULF BREEZE ELECTED OFFICIALS 1070 Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze, 32561; (850) 934-5100 Mayor LANE GILCHRIST (850) 932-5565 mayor@ci.gulf-breeze.fl.us BEVERLY ZIMMERN (850) 932-4717 bzimmern@ ci.gulf-breeze.fl. More...

Drink up Northwest Florida, we've got plenty of water

The news media is projecting that without a soaking rain, Atlanta may lose most of its water supply in a matter of weeks. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 11/8 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 11/9 Sandshaker Lounge Marsha, Marsha, Marsha, 8:30 p.m. More...

Vampires reign in '30 Days of Nights'

Critic's Corner By DNA Smith "30 DAYS OF NIGHT" Running Time: 143 minutes MPAA rating: R

A few months ago, I first got wind of "30 Days of Night" and thought, "Man, what a great idea for a horror movie!" Imagine you were a vampire. What would be your ideal situation? "30 Days of Night" answers that question. More...

Don't miss Blue Angels' air show, Greek Fest

This weekend has much to offer with both the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show and Greek Fest. More...

Sports

GBHS sweeps cross country titles

Feat the first in school history; 12 named All District

The Gulf Breeze boys and girls cross country teams won the District 1-2A titles Saturday in Niceville, the first time in school history it's ever been done. "We totally dominated," said girls coach Tom Aldridge. More...

Dolphins lose at PHS

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team will hope to snap one streak and continue another in their season finale Friday against Navarre. More...

Atzhorn third at state

Aileen Atzhorn closed out a stellar high school career with a third place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke at Friday's 2A state swim meet at the Central Florida YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando. She was fourth in that event last year. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Nov. 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton SRC Housing Coalition, 1:30 p.m. 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy, Milton Conference Room Friday, Nov. More...

Seniors

A special delivery came on Halloween

Did you have any Halloween surprises this year? I remember the surprise I got on Halloween night of 1946. My boys, then 4 and 6, were itching to be taken out trick or treating when I started feeling a bit strange as we sat at the dinner table. More...

Health

HEALTH BRIEFS

Learn how to manage diabetes Nov. 12 Sacred Heart Hospital's SeniorSpirit! program will present a free seminar on "Advances in Diabetes Management" on Monday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Quesadilla Pie great for meal as an appetizer

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

Beware of the Brown Widow Spider

Few spiders are apt to cause as much fear as the black widow. The southern black widow is our most common and recognizable widow spider. More...

Odors from below...more noise than heat

Q: Dear Ed, I never miss your column and recently I read your article about smelly bathrooms where odors may come from the water system due to high levels of sulfur. But, what causes bad odors from the drains? More...

Legals

NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION IN RE: The unlicensed practice of contracting Terry Henderson and American Federation of Contractors, Inc. More...

Gulf Breeze man arrested for pill theft,elder neglect

Gulf Breeze resident William Morgan III was arrested last week by the State Attorney General's office, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Morgan was a registered nurse formerly employed by Sacred Heart Hospital. More...

Marijuana, pills cause expulsions

Sometimes it might seem like a lot of Santa Rosa County students are getting expelled these days, mostly for marijuana or prescription drug use, Santa Rosa County School Board administrator Bill Price said. More...

Facing cuts, school board eyes changes

Gulf Breeze High and Navarre High School may be going to a block scheduling format beginning the 2008-2009 school year, making each class period 85 minutes long. More...

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Island News

Michael Vick

We had several calls on Michael Vick and his dog problems on our radio show on News Radio 1620 AM recently. Feelings are mixed. More...

Ambitious Optimists set goals for 07-08

Special to the News

It is amazing that a small island civic association of just around 50 members can attempt to pull off such grand projects year after year to benefit the area's schoolchildren, the needy, hospitalized child cancer patients; and even kick off the Chr More...

Girls night of shopping and visiting

Last Thursday, at "Girls Night Out" LEE TRACY welcomed special guest Jana Deluca shown here with customer Nora Jones. More...

News

Correction:

Dr. Julian Olsen was the first physician in Gulf Breeze. Gulf Breeze News strives for 100 percent accuracy. We regret any errors in our publication. More...

School

Learn from Florida Virtual School

Do you ever wish you could learn more in high school than the curriculum offers? If so, then Florida Virtual School may be for you! More...

Mmm, mmm, good

Who knew Mr. Rodgerson's fifth grade science class at Gulf Breeze Elementary could be so tasty! Students recently learned about mixtures and solutions. The mixtures consisted of M&M's of different colors. More...

WBMS releases first nine week Honor Roll

Mrs. Conni Carnley, principal and the faculty and staff at Woodlawn Middle School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the 2007-08 school year. More...

Faith

Caring and Sharing will not employ post office for food drive

Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County exists to insure that the financially disadvantaged, especially the elderly and children in the community are not forgotten during the holiday season. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

GBUMC Youth, Emerging Ministries hosts youth night in Seville Square The entire community is invited to join Emerging Ministries at Seville Square Park in Downtown Pensacola for "Walking on Water" on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 - 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

PETER A. DIAMOND

Peter A. Diamond, age 92, a native of Ensley and a resident of Gulf Breeze died Thursday, November 1, 2007. He was a U.S. Navy Seabee during WWII. Mr. Diamond is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Verdon Diamond. More...

DEBBIE FESSENDEN "MAW-MAW" 1948-2007

Debbie Fessenden, 59, went into the loving arms of the Lord, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 after complications from surgery. She was born to John and Mae Shaffer in Climer, Penn. on June 21, 1948. Debbie had been a longtime resident of Pensacola. More...

SHIRLEY BARTLETT FLEMING

Shirley Bartlett Fleming, 77, of Gulf Breeze died Wednesday, October 31, 2007. Mrs. Fleming was the daughter of the late William Ernest Bartlett Sr. and the late Myrtie Treadway Bartlett Langford of Columbus, Ga. More...

Business

Aussie Pet Grooming rolls to your door

Aussie Pet Mobile, the nation's largest mobile pet grooming business in the $41 billion pet industry, announced the grand opening of its newest location in Pace that will service the Pensacola region and portions of Santa Rosa County in its Mercede More...

Morris named International Paper Communications Mgr.

Jessica Morris has been named new mill communications manager at International Paper Pensacola Mill. In her new role, Morris is responsible for the mill's internal communications, media and community relations and charitable giving. More...

Friedman Joins weight loss team

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, a board certified surgeon with special interest in bariatrics, has joined the staff of the Sacred Heart Institute for Surgical Weight Loss. For more information call 850- 416-SLIM (7546) or visit www.sacred-heart.org. More...

Opinion

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My Two Cents

Tax options to go before voters

Ford labels tax cut compromise 'anemic' To be perfectly clear - I just don't like property taxes period! There has to be a better way to finance government, the legislature just has to find it. More...

Midway Fire District needs to live within its means

Sorry, I can't afford a Mercedes. The Midway Fire Department in South Santa Rosa County is probably the best fire department in the area. More...