April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

7 students expelled for pot, weapons

Pot seems to be the drug of choice for Santa Rosa County students these days, and many are paying a high price for it through a year's expulsion from school. More...

Park committee begins work for county's Dist. 5

Gulf Breeze, along with the rest of Santa Rosa County's District 5, will soon be doing by some actual hands-on planning for its recreational future. More...

Special Sections



Lawsuit threatened over parking dispute

The disagreement over parking spaces in Harbourtown and Sea Green Center seems to envelop more people as it grows and creeps further from a solution. More...

Spring Break Carnival is on

The Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) Quarterback Club Spring Carnival Continues through Saturday, April 5. The carnival, located in the GBHS Field House parking lot, directly across from the school, is open until 10 p.m. More...

OBES student honored

Brittany Cole, a fifth grader at Oriole Beach Elementary School (OBES), took first place in a county essay contest sponsored by retired educators. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 4/3 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 4/4 Sandshaker Lounge Mighty Mudsharks, 8 p.m. More...


'Horton Hears A Who' worth admission

"Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!" Running time: 88 minutes MPAA rating: G I guess the third time's a charm. The first two attempts at bringing the works of Dr. More...


Spring festivals offer exciting entertainment for area The Beulah Sausage Festival is back for its 22nd year with a jampacked weekend of rides, music, and of course, three tons of the tastiest Italian and Cajun sausage hot off the grill, April 4- More...



St. Ann releases Habitat for Humanity details On April 13, St. Ann members will hold a car wash, hosted by the Confirmation Group. All donations will benefit Habitat for Humanity. The car wash will be held between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. More...


JAMES H. FARRAR 1944 - 2008

James H. "Jim" Farrar, age 63, of Navarre, passed away after a brief illness on March 25. Jim was born on September 19, 1944 in Bell, CA. More...


Dorothy Hawkins, age 70, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 6. Dorothy loved to cook using her many recipes. She enjoyed selling real estate and spending time with her grandchildren. More...


Elaine 88, of Gulf Breeze went to be with our Lord on Friday, February 29. She was born in Chicago, Ill. third of three children. She leaves to cherish her loving memory three daughters: Margie A. (Del H.) Shortt, Nancy L. More...



'Spouses Selling Houses' group specializes in personal treatment and customer care

Local residents may have seen "Spouses Selling Houses" around town. The better half of the hardworking foursome are mother and daughter, Kay Webster and Lauren Rocco. More...


GB Chamber to host marketing series The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce is set to present its marketing series, "Short Seminars to Boost Your Sales," which is a five month long series of seminars designed to help local businesses. 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...

Retreat to your own backyard for peace, relaxation

(ARA) - It is easy to know when you are out of your element. Intuition often tells us when our surroundings are out of place. With feng shui, the classic Chinese art of placement, a harmonious environment can bring balance to your life. More...

Book sheds light on shade dwellers

Flowering plants first appeared just 130 million years ago, which is modern history in evolutionary terms. For 300 years before the first flower, its predecessors were evolving from the most primitive single celled algae to complex land plants. More...



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

Courthouse tabled again

If you know someone who might have a site that would be great for a new courthouse complex, it isn't too late to tell Santa Rosa County Commissioners about it. More...

Cancun's to be auctioned

Cancun's Mexican Grill may soon be only memory. Rogilio Galvan Chavez's interest in his Gulf Breeze business is expected to be auctioned off after his sentencing in April. He was found guilty of federal drug charges in early February. More...

City unveils park plans

Preliminary conceptual long range park designs were presented to a crowd of approximately 30 Gulf Breeze citizens and the city council members on Wednesday night, March 26. More...



Island News

If we pondered more we would all get along

Ever so often I write about what I'm pondering about. People react more to my pondering than they do anything else I do or write about. I wonder why more people don't ponder. If we pondered more, we could all get along. More...

Share the beach with sea turtles

Nesting season begins May 1

In a few short weeks, sea turtles will again repeat the cycle of coming ashore and laying their eggs, which will sleep under the sand until time to hatch. More...

Palace hotel developers frustrated by SRIA

After getting approval to rezone the former retail site of The Palace on Pensacola Beach Blvd. to allow a commercial hotel, developers were stunned by a 3-2 vote to disallow the proposed density increase to 50 units per acre from 30. More...


GBHS' Henderson named Reading Teacher of the Year

Santa Rosa County District Schools, in conjunction with Just Read, Florida 2008, named Gulf Breeze High School teacher Donna Henderson as its High School Reading Teacher of the Year. More...

There's something fishy going on at Woodlawn Beach Middle School

For the third year in a row, Woodlawn Beach Middle School (WBMS) seventh-graders took a fishing and boating field trip to Shoreline Park. More...


Sports Schedule

April 5 WL at Section 1-A meet in Panama City, 11 a.m. April 7 BB vs. Christian County, Ky. (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6:30) Ninth grade BB DH at Catholic, 4:30 p.m. April 8 BB at Washington (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6:30) SB vs. Pace (JV 5 p.m., Var. More...

Sports Briefs

Run For Their Lives 5K run/walk Saturday on Pensacola Beach The Lakeview Center of Pensacola is sponsoring the Run for Their Lives 5K Run/Walk Saturday at 8 a.m. ion Pensacola Beach. More...


Pensacola Bay Entrance April 3-6 Th 3 Low 5:41 AM, High 11:49 AM, Low 3:34 PM, High 9:52 PM F 4 Low 5:27 AM, High 10:02 AM, Low 5:41 PM Sa 5 High 12:36 AM, Low 4:05 AM, High 9:29 AM, Low 6:57 PM Su 6 High 9:35 AM, Low 8: More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 3 AFCEA April Meeting and Installation of 2008 Officers, 11:30 a.m., International House of Pancakes,19 N Navy Blvd., Pensacola Friday, April 4 Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary Silver Sale, 7 a.m. More...


Paper money was replaced by credit cards

In the supermarket this week the past was brought back to me rather vividly. The woman ahead of me was also a senior citizen, and she was carefully counting out her money, right down to the last two copper coins. More...


Study: American teens need the first meal of everyday for their health

It's almost lunchtime and 16- year-old Jessica Barrera can't wait to get to the cafeteria and feed her growling stomach. Like so many other teenagers, she has already skipped the most important meal of the day. More...

Health Department encourages vaccinations

The Santa Rosa County Health Department (SRCHD), along with Santa Rosa County Schools, are working together to ensure that all upcoming seventh graders receive tetanus boosters (Td) and have completed the Hepatitis B series of immunizations. More...

New MRI gives patients room to breathe

So your doctor has ordered an Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but small, confining spaces make you anxious and uncomfortable. Good news. More...


Political Cartoon


Santa Rosa adds over 1,400 jobs

We are living in one of the finest counties in Florida and the U.S. Each of us has the unique opportunity to make our contribution to the great quality of life we enjoy. More...

Got the school parking lot bottle neck blues?

Every school day, traffic piles up along Highway 98 while hundreds of cars wait to enter the school parking lot. In a perfect world, all students would ride the bus to school or walk. More...