February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

PTO: cut GBHS buses

Just over 100 residents turned out for the joint Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting with Santa Rosa County School District administrators at Gulf Breeze High last Thursday. The subject on everyone's mind: block scheduling. More...

Homestead deadline is Monday

Only a few days remain to apply for a homestead exemption for the current tax year, and this year your homestead exemption is worth more than ever. The deadline is Monday, March 3. More...

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SRC Library measures usage

The most recent figures indicate that Santa Rosans are visiting their public library facilities in record breaking numbers. The library recently completed compiling year-end statistics for its first full operating year (Oct. 1, 2006 to Sept. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 2/18/2008 Manning, Steven Glenn, 22, 1700 block of Shellfish Drive, Navarre, Aggravated Assault 2/19/2008 Lester, Kenton Elihu, 20, 1300 block of Ariola Drive, Pensacola Beach, Failure to Appear 2/20/2008 Miller, Sarah Ann, 17, 2700 More...

Austin, Crooke plan to wed

Jace Crooke of Gulf Breeze, Florida and Eva Austin of Seminole, Fla. will be married on May 10 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee. The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy and April Crooke, Gulf Breeze. More...



You may not want to 'Meet the Spartans'

"Meet the Spartans" Running time: 84 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 "Meet the Spartans" is the latest affront to comedy by the makers of "Epic Movie" and "Date Movie." It's supposed to be a spoof of last year's "300," but really it's nothing More...


Enjoy sunsets, moonrises and stargazing on beach Gulf Islands National Seashore will offer three opportunities to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the beach at the entrance to Fort Pickens Area. More...


Benson building dedicated Sunday

On Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m., the new Children's and Youth Building of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church was dedicated in honor of founding members Mark X. and Eloise Benson. The Bensons were remembered as the founders of the church. More...


St. Sylvester hosts young adult conference Author, columnist, and international speaker Mary Beth Bonacci will keynote at a conference on 'sexuality in today's society' for young adults, ages 18 - 35ish, on Saturday, March 1 at St. More...

Blessing a habitat for a human

Parishioners from St. Ann Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze and Our Lady of the Assumption, Pensacola Beach gathered in Midway recently to bless and begin the 13th Habitat for Humanity house for the parish. More...


The pastimes of youth never change

Just out of high school, I had decided to attend the Philadelphia College of Art, and all of my friends were also embarking on their life careers. More...

Home & Garden

THE BLAKE is a dream come true

Independent living facility is the fruit of three years of planning, a 20-year career in elder care and a lifelong commitment to providing excellence

M any professionals go through life with a dream in the back of their head. They are in a profession they love, but they want to take the satisfying job they enjoy to a new level, a new excellence. More...

Enjoy a bowl of soup after final cool day of winter

Are you an unofficial member of the Bored with Cooking Club? So many men and women love to cook but hate the hassle often associated with preparing a truly tasty meal! More...

Pennsylvania couple renovates, but keeps retro feel

Upscale kitchen remodels tend to incorporate the same bells and whistles -- high-end appliances, natural-stone countertops and gorgeous wood cabinetry. More...



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

GULFlight touches down for area scouts

Members of Pack 11, Den 6, and their friends and family gathered for a hands-on tour of Okaloosa County's GULFlight helicopter on Feb. 25. More...

Navarre students excel at marine biology competition

Students at Navarre high school earned an impressive second place at the regional Hurricane Bowl in Hattiesburg, Miss. The team, made of up of five seniors, was one of 16 schools competing at the J.L. More...

GB Rotary announces winners

Gulf Breeze Rotary presents three awards each year to commend community leaders for excellence: Citizen of the Year, Officer of the Year and Teacher of the Year. More...



Island News

Daytona 500

I just returned from the 50th Running of the Daytona Beach 500 International NASCAR race. It is not the first time I have been to a NASCAR race, but it has been 20 years. More...

Fight to the Fort!

15-mile endurance challenge is Saturday

The Pensacola Sports Association and the National Park Service inaugurate the year of Ft. More...

Beach Optimists plan April fundraiser

'Fantasy Island' is theme of Beach Ball

The Optimist Club of Pensacola Beach is busy planning the Beach Ball 2008, "Fantasy Island, a visit to the 70s." The event will be Friday, April 25 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, a dinner and dancing event featuring live entertainment b More...


Sports Schedule

Feb. 28 TK vs. PHS, 3 p.m. Ninth grade SB at Navarre, 5 p.m. BB at Jay, 6 p.m. SB at Catholic, 6 p.m. Feb. 29 Ninth grade, JV BB at West Florida, 4/6:30 p.m. BB vs. West Florida, 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports Briefs

Tiger Point team sponsors needed The Tiger Point Sports Association will need team sponsors for all age groups. If you are interested, please visit: http://eteamz.active.com/ti gerpointpark/ to obtain a sponsorship form. More...


Pensacola Bay Entrance Feb. 28-March 5 Th 28 Low 1:46 AM, High 1:53 PM F 29 Low 3:09 AM, High 3:04 PM Sa 1 Low 4:12 AM, High 4:18 PM Su 2 Low 5:00 AM, High 5:24 PM M 3 Low 5:36 AM, High 6:21 PM Tu 4 Low 6:04 AM, High 7: More...


Joseph 'Jody' Kirk Harrington

Joseph "Jody" Kirk Harrington passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Florida on February 14th, 2008, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. Joseph was born in Marietta, Ga. More...

Arthur William Minor 1935-2008

Arthur William Minor, age 72 of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at his home. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 28 AARP Driver Safety Classes, Feb. 27 and 28, 12:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze "Let's Talk About Ideas" Seminar by Nevin Shaffer, 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 2/28 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 2/29 Sandshaker Lounge Miles From Coltrane, 8 p.m. More...


'Spring into action'at the Zoo

The Zoo-Northwest Florida has announced several promotions and events to take place in February and March. Welcome snowbirds February is snowbird month at The Zoo. More...

Love is hearing those special words...

Bill Ford, left, was the winner of the Professional Hearing Aid Center's Valentine's Day Hearing Aid Drawing. More...


Grant money available Florida's Great Northwest is pleased to announce the availability of $2.75 million in grant funding to support training expenses for newly-created high skill, high wage positions in Northwest Florida. More...


Political Cartoon


Fire commissioner rebukes criticism

Part two of three Continued from last week:

Items Regarding Misinformation: "The salaries of these fire fighters constitutes only about a third of the Midway's projected budge." (Sic) Fact: Not true. The FY 2008 budget reflects that payroll cost is 62 percent of budget. More...

Letters to the Editor

Slower traffic needs to stay right on Highway 98 As one who commutes from Gulf Breeze Proper to Navarre five days a week, I would like to make a suggestion which could very possibly ease a considerable amount of the traffic problems on Highway 98 More...