April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighbor, GB police chief clash over pier

A dispute over property rights has neighbors suing and threatening to sue another neighbor, who also happens to serve as the city's chief of police. More...

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Community

Portofino Spa closes due to state requirement

The Portofino Medical Spa was forced to close due to a state requirement mandating that all medical spas must have a full-time, on-site medical director, according to a notice on the front door of the building. Dr. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 3/31/2008 Bourgeois III, James Irving, W/M, 20, 2100 block of Jeannie Street, Navarre, aggravated battery 4/1/2008 Hutson, William Donald, W/M, 43, 1600 block of Balogh Drive, Gulf Breeze, More...

School board works to negotiate contracts

There may be a new school bus contractor transporting kids to school next year. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 4/10 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 4/11 Sandshaker Lounge Wildwood, 8 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Petty Cash, 9 p.m. More...

Awful pacing is considered suspense in Asia

CRITIC'S CORNER

"Shutter" Running time: 85 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 You'd think a horror movie called "Shutter" would have more shudders in it. Not a chance. More...

THINGS TO DO

'Siyontanka' teaches audience about Native American culture Writer/Director Dr. Stephen C. More...

Faith

Come one, bless all

All creatures great and small were at the Community Life Center on Sunday, March 30 to receive the Blessing of the Pets. For some owners, it was an emotional moment as their pet, so much a part of their family, was blessed. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Calvary to hold blessing at Tiger Point Park Landscaping Improvement Day will be Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 10 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, April 11 Knights of Columbus Cook-Off, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Milton. More...

Seniors

Today's seniors lived through many changes

While walking in my neighborhood this week, I exchanged a few words with a seven-yearold riding his bike. I said, "Hi," and he said, in the forthright manner of the very young, "You're a good walker, even if you don't ride your bike any more. More...

Health

Losing sleep has greater impact than most believe

After a bad night of sleep, Kim Green, 34, is irritable and will spend her morning hitting the snooze button. But what she doesn't know about bad sleep habits is that it could affect more than just her mood. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Organ donor event planned In recognition of National Donate Life Month, Florida Tissue Services will hold a special event to celebrate the lives of organ and tissue donors and to honor their families on Friday, April 11. More...

Home & Garden

Save time, money with a high-tech pool

Along with great style and rock-solid construction, today's savvy pool buyers want a backyard resort that's easy and affordable to own. More...

Tiger Point Country Club rolls out the 'greens' carpet for Grand Re-opening

Tiger Point Golf Club Clubhouse Re-Grand Opening Friday, April 11

Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis left a wide berth of physical destruction in their paths on the Emerald Coast of Florida including damage to the golf clubhouse at Tiger Point Golf Club. More...

Some storage solutions for crafters

Everyone I know is trying to find enough time in the day to get everything done and still carve out a little time to express their creativity. Unfortunately, it's all about time. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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...

City examines pie-shape lot rule for piers

Since 2004 at least six permits have been issued within the city for piers on pie shape lots or lots with irregular shorelines in the sound, bayous or inlets. More...

No joke

Man thinks friend's body is an April Fool's prank; takes shotgun

A strange death in Gulf Breeze was determined to be a suicide. On April 1, authorities responded to a dead body reported in a Gulf Breeze neighborhood. More...

Tournament supports cancer research

The Sixth Annual Pink Ribbon Tennis Tournament is set to take place at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola on April 11 and 12. More...

Events

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Island News

Surfers rush to rescue struggling swimmers

Two Gulf Breeze High students will have quite a story to tell this week as they return from Spring Break. More...

Surfers are integral to beach safety

Two high schoolers rescued a struggling mom and daughter from the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and they are just two of the many surfers who assist swimmers each year, Buck Lee, Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, said. More...

Optimist Beach Ball

Relive the '70s at this year's

An outbreak of disco fever and the boogie woogie flu is predicted for Friday, April 25 as the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club hosts its annual Beach Ball at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. More...

School

Best in show

Hailey Jarrett, a junior at Gulf Breeze High School, won Best in Show at the recent Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Student Art Show. Look for a complete list of winners in the April 17 issue of the Gulf Breeze News. More...

Sports

Dolphins shut out Jay 3-0

Mark Waghalter threw a onehit shutout with seven strikeouts as the Dolphins avenged an one-hit shutout loss to Jay with a 3-0 win over the Royals March 31 in Gulf Breeze. More...

Cheney makes Mets' High-A club

Steven Cheney, a 2004 GBHS grad, has recently made the roster for the Port. St. Lucie Mets, their High-A affiliate. More...

U15 Barracudas qualify for nationals

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club's U15 team won the Gulf Coast Bid Championship on Saturday at the University of West Florida, defeating Deep South 25-14, 25-21. More...

Obituaries

VERONICA KENNEDY PENNEY 1917 - 2008

Veronica "Vera" Kennedy Penney, age 91, of Gulf Breeze passed away Tuesday, March 18. She was a native of New York City and a resident of Gulf Breeze since 1988. More...

PATRICIA "MISS PAT" RAPPA

Patricia Antonelli Rappa, 67 of Hockessin, Del., passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008. Patricia was born in South Philadelphia, Penn. on June 22, 1940, daughter of the late Louis and Frances (Bagette) Antonelli. More...

Business

Is it time for some financial spring cleaning?

Edward Jones: Financial Focus

You may or may not engage in many of the typical activities of "spring cleaning" - de-cluttering the attic, reorganizing your closets, touching up the paint, etc. - but you can almost certainly benefit from sprucing up your financial situation. More...

Prevent your chances of tax fraud this year

Every tax season, scam artists come out to prey on unsuspecting consumers. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Hurricane Expo planned for this Saturday Are you ready for Storm Season? The Hurricane Expo- April 12 will show you how. Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE), is hosting a community Hurricane Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Senate looks to regulate insurance

As you may recall from previous reports, the Senate Select Committee on Property Insurance Accountability recently conducted an inquiry into why insurance rates were not reduced as much as expected based on legislation passed in 2007. More...

Science is winning the fight against AIDS

The past decade has seen remarkable progress in the fight against AIDS with many new treatments discovered and more in development. More...