March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers aid forgotten Ivan victims

Yes, you read that headline correctly. An elderly couple in the Navarre/Gulf Breeze area spent the last two and a half years huddled under a dilapidated roof, originally damaged by Hurricane Ivan in late 2004 and again by Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More...

Standoff in Navarre leaves one man dead

A Navarre man shot himself last Friday after barricading himself in his home, sheriff's officials said. Richard William Modugno, 56, locked himself inside his home on the 6500 block of Calle De Lago in Navarre just after 5:30 p.m. More...

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Community

City prepares for improvements

Gulf Breeze city staff have provided Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) with related cost estimates for the projects on the approved list for alternate parks improvements. More...

ABC journalist to speak for Panhandle Tiger Bay Club

ABC Chief White House Correspondent, Martha Raddatz, will be the guest speaker at Pensacola's Panhandle Tiger Bay Club semi-annual dinner, 6 p.m., Friday evening, March 28 at New World Landing in Pensacola. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 3/3/2008 Higgs, Ronald Rickey, W/M, 28, 2100 block of Bergren Road, Gulf Breeze, burglary Laisney II, Alexis Donald, W/M, 19, 3200 block of Maplewood Drive, Gulf Breeze, failure to appear Neely, Ryan Scott, W/M, 22, 1200 block of Colle More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 3/13 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 3/14 Sandshaker Lounge Dunnottar, 8 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Parkin Green, 9 p.m. More...

CRITIC'S CORNER

'Be Kind' is like a modern fairy tale

"Be Kind, Rewind" Running time: 101 minutes MPAA rating:PG-13 Director Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is one of my favorite films, so I was really looking forward to seeing "Be Kind, Rewind." The film stars Jack Blac More...

THINGS TO DO

Elton John headlines entertainment for the week Elton John and his band will appear live at Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, on Friday March 14. The concert is part of the 2008 Tour: Rocket Man • Number Ones. More...

Obituaries

COY LEE BASS 1919 - 2008

Coy Lee Bass entered into rest on Wednesday, March 5. Coy was born on Jan. 3, 1919 in Laurens, South Carolina and moved to Gulf Breeze, where he and his late wife Margaret lived with their son. More...

JAMES MEADE WALKER JR. 1926-2008

Our father left this world on March 5, 2008 for his heavenly home to join his wife Helen. James & Helen moved to Pensacola with five children in 1968. He was a U.S. More...

WYNELLE LIGHTSEY MORRIS OCTOBER 12, 1936- MARCH 5, 2008

Wynelle Lightsey Morris, age 71, of Navarre, Florida passed away March 5, 2008. Wynelle was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She traveled extensively with her military husband, and will be missed by many. More...

Business

Good investors outlast negative economies

Don't let market volatility derail your investment strategy. If you're an investor, you probably haven't enjoyed opening your account statements the past few months. In January alone, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.6 percent. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Defense industry growth projected Newly released data from a study conducted by the State of Florida together with UWF's HAAS Center and Enterprise Florida on the defense industry in Florida reveals steady and significant growth at the NAS Pens More...

Home & Garden

New technology makes furniture

withstand the elements

Springtime on the Gulf Coast has arrived with it's warm gulf breezes and beautiful long sunsets. After a winter spent indoors, the time has finally come again to celebrate the outdoor beauty of the Gulf Coast. More...

Dive in to spring pool values before rates move higher!

Now is the best time to take advantage of low prices and low interest rates to realize your dream of a new pool before it gets hot! More...

Rooms Made Easy offers free 'Art of Feng Shui' class on Mondays

The art of Feng Shui is the topic of a free class Monday evening at Rooms Made Easy in Gulf Breeze. More...

South-end land for new school?

School Board OKs $2 million for 40 acres in Navarre

At the Santa Rosa School Board meeting on Feb. 28, the school board approved $2 million to purchase a 40-acre plot of Navarre land from former school teacher Katherine Petrelis. More...

Sheriff nabs 27 on ID theft charges

The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office is working to crack down on undocumented workers in the area. As a result of their diligence, 27 had been arrested and nine have already been convicted and sentenced as of press time. More...

Almost ready for shoppers

Though progress is evident to passersby along Highway 98, unless you look inside the Publix Supermarkets building you don't know just how far along the Sea Shell collections shopping center really is. More...

City to pay GB chamber $79,500 to vacate sublease

After weeks of deliberation, the Gulf Breeze City Council narrowly approved paying the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce nearly $80,000 to terminate a $1 per year lease the chamber had to occupy the old Health Department building on Highway 98. More...

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Island News

The only 3 decisions in life...

Ashoplifter was caught redhanded trying to steal a watch from an exclusive jewelry store. "Listen," said the shoplifter, "I know you don't want any trouble either. More...

Bands on the Beach returns May 6

The popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, returns May 6 with the U.S. Navy Band and U.S. Coast Guard Pelican unveiling. For a complete list of performers, visit online at visitpensacolabeach. com. More...

A Sunday of Soundside Splendor

The mission of the Chil- dren's Home Society was the focus of an elegant soundside affair Sunday at Portofino Resort. The Sunday of Soundside Splendor offered a pristine view of the Sound from the Portofino pool deck, on a crisp cool March day. More...

Sports

Sports Schedule

March 13 TN vs. Catholic, 3 p.m. Ninth grade BB at Pace, 5 p.m. March 14 BB DH at Milton, 4/6:30 p.m. Ninth grade, JV BB vs. Milton, 4/6:30 p.m. March 15 TK at Tate Relays, TBA March 17 Subsectional WL meet at GBHS, noon Ninth grade, Var. More...

Sports Briefs

Pelicans begin commercial contest The Pensacola Pelicans are calling on their creative fans to take part in their "Where Everyone Plays" TV Commercial Contest for the 2008 season. More...

Tides

Pensacola Bay Entrance March 13-19 Th 13 Low 1:49 AM, High 2:19 PM F 14 Low 3:27 AM, High 3:41 PM Sa 15 Low 4:42 AM, High 5:05 PM Su 16 Low 5:39 AM, High 6:23 PM M 17 Low 6:20 AM, Low 7:31 PM Tu 18 Low 6:45 AM, High 8: More...

Faith

Parking lot sale to benefit charity

The United Methodist Women (GBUMW) are sponsoring a parking lot sale on April 12, at the Community Life Center, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All funds raised will support Caring and Sharing and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Midsummer planning begins at St. Francis The Reverend Al Pruitt, Rector, announces the fourth annual fundraising event for St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 13 County Sewer Service Workshop, 1:30 p.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m. More...

Seniors

St. Pat's day is a fun holiday for the Irish

I see that St. Patrick's day is already being promoted in stores, bars, church services and senior festivities. And of course, with an Irish-sounding name like Boyle, I can't escape the hullabaloo. More...

Health

Study suggests diabetes treatment may increase chance of heart trouble

Both patients and practitioners have doubts about a new study on people with Type 2 diabetes due to the population studied. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Reduce cancer risk while at 'Dinner with the Doc' Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in both men and women in the United States. However, it is one of the most highly preventable cancer types. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Block schedule may not save budget

I would like to thank the concerned parents who hosted the Gulf Breeze High School block schedule meeting [recently]. All citizens of Gulf Breeze need to be aware of the changes being proposed to the school day by the Santa Rosa School Board. More...

Property Appraiser Chris Jones outlines Amendment 1 application process

On Jan. 29, Florida voters passed Amendment 1, which substantially changes the state's property tax system. More...