March 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sea Green parking dispute prompts rash of towings

A spat over parking in Sea Green Center and Harbourtown in Gulf Breeze proper has two businessmen threatening legal action against one another. More...

School board streamlines phone, light bill

The Santa Rosa County School District is looking to trim their budget in more ways than one. Your mother always told you to turn off the lights when you leave a room, right? More...

Special Sections



Sharing resources

Gulf Breeze Fire Chief Shane Carmichael, right, donates a surplus fire truck to Milton Fire Chief John E. Reble. A few years ago, the Milton Fire Department gave the City of Gulf Breeze a sewer vac truck in a similar arrangement. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 3/17/2008 Matthews, Krystal Amber, W/F, 23, 1800 block of Edgewood Drive, Navarre, identity fraud 3/18/2008 Moon, Vicki Lynn, W/F, 40, 1600 block of Amarilla Trail, Gulf Breeze, driving with a suspended license Ruiz, Sean Franklin, W/ More...

'OUR BODY' open to artists

In the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Eakins, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and Mobile Arts Council are proud to sponsor a program where art and science come together. More...


Gulf Breeze High students go back in 'history'

Above: Celia Eddy (center), Grace Papajohn, Amanda Greene, Lexi Sydow, and Koren Schroeder won the senior division group competition for the Santa Rosa County History Fair. They will go to Tallahassee to compete in the state competition in May. More...

Requirement becomes an option

Senate Panel Protects Music, Arts Courses A proposal to mandate more physical education in middle school was amended last week to allow students to choose music, art or other optional courses instead of PE. More...

Thanks for all you do

Gulf Breeze Middle School physical education teacyher Barbara Whitehead (center) is awarded a plaque from GBMS Assistant Principal Richard Cobb (second from left) and Director of Student Services for Santa Rosa County Schools Rod Gracey (white hat) a More...


Precious Easter moments

James Dean, 3, holds his door prize from the Easter egg hunt at Swenson Park on March 22. More...

Lending a helping hand

Jane Lacy and Steve Gundrum pass trusses to form the roof of the home. Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church and Habitat for Humanity began construction on a home March 8. The home marks the 20th Habitat home sponsored by the church. More...

Baby of the Week

Submitted photo Jim and Jenny Custred of Gulf Breeze welcomed their daughter, Vera Adair Custred on Jan. 23. She weighed five pounds and 15.1 ounces. More...


An exercise in being politically correct

If you find that the daily newspaper is becoming dull and repetitious, try looking at it the way reporters do, when they jot notes and phrases to remember the people they have interviewed. More...


Study shows oral contraceptives may prevent some types of cervical cancer

It's hard to believe that one little pill can do so much. More...


FDA warns of cold remedy dangers The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that over-the-counter, also known as OTC, cough and cold medicines not be used to treat infants and children under 2 years of age because serious and potent More...


Political Cartoon


Reading Recovery program may be victim of reduced school board budgets

A dark day is dawning for struggling readers in Santa Rosa County (SRC) schools. The Reading Recovery Program, which has been a safety net for young children for the past 10 years, is being terminated at the end of this school year. More...

Letters to the Editor

City development process is well thought-out I would like to respond to the Viewpoint article which was submitted by Elise Evans concerning the city's development process which was characterized as unfair. More...



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

GBHS, NHS may get AP academies

Amid meetings to cut bills and refine budgets to allow for deep state cutbacks, Superintendent Johnny Rogers also announced that he is seriously considering the concept of creating an Advanced Placement (AP) Academy within Gulf Breeze High School ( More...

Businesses promote green living

Gulf Breeze residents and businesses are learning that recycling is much more than just sorting trash into paper, plastic and organic. More...


Picture courtesy of David Standridge Thousands attended this year's Gulf Breeze Arts Festival and enjoyed work such as Marilyn Givens' pottery, pictured above. More...

GB hosts police K-9 trials

If you see a conglomeration of canine officers, police and sheriff's department vehicles in the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot on Saturday, March 31, do not panic. More...

No hotel for Soundview property

Though the Gulf Breeze City Council granted conceptual approval of an extended stay hotel for Soundview Drive in early July, the project has stalled. "We have not heard back from the Maldins," says Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin "Buzz" Eddy. More...



Island News

Silly Signs

I collect strange things. I like to collect great quotes, make them up and trade them with others. I even have a blank page book that I have put them in for over 20 years and I read it every now and then. I also like to collect silly signs. More...

She's a HERO

PBES Kindergarten Class honors World War II Veteran

Helen Cotton, a volunteer at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School (PBES), was given a special 90th birthday celebration by the PBES Kindergarten class on Thursday, March 20. More...

SRIA allows three public Gulfside concession vendors

Santa Rosa Island Auth- ority Board Members decided to reward the ingenuity of a leaseholder and award him a sublease to provide concessions at Park East and Fort Pickens Gate Park. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 3/27 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 3/28 Sandshaker Lounge Wildwood, 8 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Live Music, 9 p.m. More...


'10,000 B.C.' lacks intelligence

"10,000 B.C." Running time: 109 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 "10,000 B.C." is the latest special-effects epic from Roland "Independence Day" Emmerich. More...


PSO prepares to celebrate silver anniversary Friday On Friday, March 28, Pensacola Opera will celebrate its 25th Silver Anniversary in style at its annual Operazzi Ball in the beautiful ballroom of the Mustin Beach Officers' Club on NAS Pensacola More...


Sports Schedule

March 27 TN vs. Arnold, 2:30 p.m. SB vs. Milton (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6) Ninth grade BB vs. Tate, 6:30 p.m. March 28 TK hosts First Rehab Invitational, 9 a.m. Ninth grade BB vs. Pace, 4 p,m, March 31 BB vs. Jay, 2 p.m. More...

Sports Briefs

Gulf Breeze High Quarterback Club seat renewals underway for 2008 season GBHS Quarterback Club is offering renewals to those who had reserved seats during the 2007 season. Seats are $50 each and renewals will run through May 1. More...


Pensacola Bay Entrance March 27-April 2 Th 27 Low 12:41 AM, High 1:06 PM F 28 Low 2:15 AM, High 2:08 PM Sa 29 Low 3:25 AM, High 3:15 PM Su 30 Low 4:13 AM, High 4:21 PM M 31 Low 4:48 AM, High 5:27 PM Tu 1 Low 5:14 AM, High 6: More...



1928 - 2008

Evelyn Sasser Clayton Dillree departed this life on Sunday, March 16, in Gulf Breeze, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Sasser and Lenora Luker Sasser; her husband, William C. Clayton and her brothers, Edward and Max Sasser. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 27 No meetings scheduled as of press time Friday, March 28 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, March 29 8th Annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...


Navarre market will improve

There is an old saying - "Opportunities are never missed. Someone will take the one you miss." The Wall Street Journal recently reported that intrepid home shoppers are venturing back into some of the nation's hardesthit real-estate markets, More...

Hospice honors volunteers

Covenant Hospice volunteers Sam and Joyce Goldenberg have been chosen to receive the 2008 Volunteers Are the Foundation of Hospice Award. More...


BBB accepts Torch applications Less than three weeks remain to apply for your Better Business Bureau Foundation of Northwest Florida's 2008 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. More...

Home & Garden

Bored with Cooking Club

Are you an unofficial member of the Bored with Cooking Club? Mildred Hudson is a member of the Bored with Cooking Club and wants to share a true family favorite with YOU! More...

Draw from Spring's spectacular color palette

(ARA) - As the brilliant sights and sounds of spring once again emerge, those of us who have endured yet another long, cold winter can hardly contain our excitement and anticipation of warmer months ahead. More...

Freshen up your home and brighten your mood

(ARA) - Could your home be putting you in a bad mood? If so, you're not alone. A recent study shows that having a clean home in the winter makes 92 percent of adults feel happier. More...