March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners look to clean house and save money

Today is the first day of spring and the Santa Rosa County Commission is dedicated to doing some seasonal cleaning " I t ' s spring, so let's not be afraid to do some spring cleaning," Santa Rosa County Commissioner Goodin told his fellow commis More...

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Community

GBHS science team excels at state level

Most students are bummed when it's time to go to science, while others are excited. You may call them nerds, or geeks, but they don't care. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

DHSMV changes website In their continuing effort to ensure the best user experience for all customers, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles changed its internet domain to flhsmv.gov. More...

Talk of the Town

Laughter and yoga can be powerful medicine Medical science has long known and accepted the therapeutic value of laughter. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 3/20 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 3/21 Sandshaker Lounge Wildwood, 8 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Live Music, 9 p.m. More...

CRITIC'S CORNER

'Bank Job' deserves more credit

"The Bank Job" Running time: 110 minutes MPAA rating: R "The Bank Job" is a great little caper movie that hasn't gotten much hype or promotion, which is a shame. More...

THINGS TO DO

PJC presents 'Broadway a la Carte this weekend The Pensacola Junior College Lyceum series presents Broadway a la Carte 2008 today through Sunday. The musical revue is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. More...

School

Santa Rosa Education Foundation's Rookie Teacher of the Year list released

Teacher retention and recruitment are vital to a quality education system. More...

GBES run March 28

The Gulf Breeze Elementary School Run will be Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. The approximate two mile course will start and end on the elementary school soccer field. Runners should be at the school by 3:45 p.m. More...

Alliance for Excellent Education releases 'snapshot' of nation's high schools

Washington, D.C. - The Alliance for Excellent Education is releasing an updated Florida State Card, which provides a summary of vital data regarding the state's high schools. More...

Faith

St. Ann adds new PR Director

Amy Maddox, a wonderful young woman with a degree in Public Relations, has replaced Melinda Jones and Libbi Crowe as the Communications Department at St. Ann Gulf Breeze, effective this weekend. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Calvary celebrates at the civic center Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze will hold three unique services celebrating Easter 2008. More...

The chosen 12

The 12 disciples gathered at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church on Palm Sunday to teach the children about the Seder meal. More...

Health

Andrews surgeon successful with innovative outpatient knee surgery

It all started with pain and knee problems as an adolescent. Gwen Petet of Pensacola recalls being a young child, and always having problems that caused years of excruciating pain. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

First responders receive new training A new Mobile Outreach Education (MOE) Unit provided by Lifeguard Ambulance Service was used for the first time as part of a first responder training session for local firefighters on Thursday, March 6 at More...

Opinion

City unfair in development process

Concerned about development in Gulf Breeze? My experience with a project next door may be of interest. I knew I couldn't trust the developer; I learned I couldn't trust the city. More...

Florida government needs spending limits

The impressive margin of support for Amendment One should not have been a surprise. Florida is experiencing a property tax revolt, not unlike that which led to Prop 13 in California in the late 1970's. More...

Political Cartoon

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Target plans cause confusion

At a Navarre Area Board of Realtors' meeting last week, County Commissioner Gordon Goodin said he is privy to information that few else have heard. Goodin says Target, the Minneapolis, Minn. More...

NAPA robbed at gunpoint by minor

A 15-year-old Gulf Breeze High School student was arrested last week for allegedly robbing a NAPAstore at gunpoint on March 11. Gulf Breeze News will not reveal his identity because he is a minor. More...

City looks to replace school fences

At the Gulf Breeze City Council Executive Committee meeting last week, council members voted to ask the Santa Rosa County School Board to convey an 8 foot strip of property to the city to be used for a brick column and metal upright fence around th More...

Gulf Breeze art festival begins this weekend

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc., and the city of Gulf Breeze will host the 14th annual Celebrate the Arts Festival this weekend at Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS). The two-day family event will begin on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. More...

Events

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Island News

Georgia man drowns on Pensacola Beach

Drowning breaks 3-year safety streak

One group of students' spring break trip to Pensacola Beach ended in tragedy as one of the visitors drowned Saturday afternoon, March 15. More...

Crowds crawl for St. Pat's

While Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub served the crowds pints of tinted green beer and Guinness and hosted St. Patrick himself, other revelers on Pensacola Beach gathered for the traditional St. More...

Pondering on people

The only reason some people are alive is because it is against the law to kill them. On Key West North here in the heart of the Redneck Rivera, Santa Rosa Island is full of them. Last week I was at a new islander's house. More...

News

County hires jail contractors to oversee construction

Santa Rosa County Jail will soon be under construction with an addition to provide 128 more beds. More...

Celebrating 17 years

The Holley-Navarre Senior Center celebrated its 17th birthday Saturday with a Founder's Day celebration Current president Nancy Sandler and nell Harley, widow of the many who had the original dream of a senior center in Navarre, share a moment during More...

Corrections:

The St. Francis if Assisi Episcopal Church's annual Charity Auction is scheduled for Saturday June 7, from 6-8 pm. at 1 St. Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze. More...

Sports

Sports Schedule

March 20 TK at Patriot Invitational in Pace, 9 a.m. Ninth grade SB at Navarre, 5 p.m. SB vs. Navarre (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6) BB at West Florida, 6:30 pm March 24 JV BB at Catholic Tournament, TBA Ninth grade SB vs. Milton, 5 p.m. More...

Sports Briefs

Mandatory GBHS football parent meeting Monday Parents of Gulf Breeze High football parents are required to attend a meeting March 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Plans for the spring, summer and fall of the 2008 season will be discussed. More...

Tides

Pensacola Bay Entrance March 20-26 Th 20 Low 6:30 AM, High 11:42 AM, Low 5:32 PM, High 11:12 PM F 21 Low 5:25 AM, High 10:50 AM, Low 7:14 PM Sa 22 High 10:39 AM, Low 8:19 PM Su 23 High 10:46 AM, Low 9:11 PM M 24 High 11:04 AM, Low 10: More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 20 No meetings scheduled as of press time. Friday, March 21 CERT Training, 5 - 9 p.m., Midway Fire District (Station 35), 1322 College Pkwy, Gulf Breeze. Learn how to respond to a disaster. More...

Seniors

Choosing a surrogate is important

My dad thought his mother, Katherine Reiman, was a good-looking woman, but I didn't think about that at all. I just found it easy to believe the family legend about how she met, and married, my grandfather. More...

Business

GB Ford to host safety fair March 22

Gulf Breeze Ford will be hosting a child safety fair, in partnership with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office and Gulf Breeze Police Department., on Saturday, March 22. This event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Cleaver pre-files for District 1 seat

Samuel "Sam" Cleaver has pre-filed for the position of Santa Rosa County Commissioner, District 1 Republican candidate. More...

Local businesses get exposure at Expo 2008

Thousands of people visited local businesses, sampled food, filled bags with free notepads and other free items and enjoyed music and other free performances. More...

Home & Garden

Tips on planting tulip beds

Tulip planting is impossibly bipolar. It's split between spring and fall making the span between ordering, planting and flowering at least seven months apart. More...

See Kyle's for your backyard pool or spa

The hot weather is coming, and so is swimming season. If you are considering adding a pool this year, it's a great time to consult with Kyle Carruth, owner of Kyle's Pool and Patio. More...

Don't forget about citrus trees when cleaning your landscape

As you clean up your landscape this spring, don't forget about your citrus trees. More...

Legals

LEGALS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR PROPOSED ADOPTION OF Baby Boy Doe, Born: 12-8-07, A Minor Child. More...